Movies

July 2

Canadian Freebie: All Creatures Big And Small Movie Download @ Google Play Canada

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

Canadian Freebie: All Creatures Big And Small Movie Download @ Google Play Canada

Here is a little freebie you might want to snag for the kids. Right now on Google Play you can get the movie All Creatures Big And Small completely free. You do need to have a Google Play account to take advantage of this deal.

This freebie today over at Google Play Canada includes the free movie All Creatures Big And Small in full high definition. This movie is a cartoon and starts during the story of Noah building an ark while the animals are boarding two by two. Somehow our two main characters, animals known as Nestrians, are left behind. Our heroes must now comically survive the floods and get to the top of the mountain to survive. Meanwhile the parents of our heroes who are onboard, try to turn around the Ark in an attempt to try to save their children. Though the film is set in the middle of a biblical story, it is a slapstick comedy at heart. From reading the reviews at IMBD, it seems this it is trying to be more funny and quirky from the animal’s point of view and less of a biblical retelling. It seems to be from the reviews that this movie has plenty of funny pop culture reference to keep the story light and moving.

Reviews over on Google Play are looking good overall, especially for a free movie. Movie watchers are honest in that this movie is a bit of slapstick with a side of cheese. I would not expect this film to live up to the quality we expect from Disney or Pixar, but it is a fun film for a rainy afternoon for a laugh. Here is one review from Google Play:

Hey, it’s pretty good for a free movie I laughed a good bit during it. It’s a good kid movie I’m sure. Plus, this is like one of the few movies that I’ve seen that actually have a G rating for the film.

You might have figured out by now if you are a regular reader that I love freebies. I was just telling Anna the other day when I was blogging about the free Chorus Spa and Wellness samples that I tend to be a little bit of a freebie hoarder. I will be adding this movie to my collection for my kiddo.

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July 2

300: Rise of an Empire (DVD) Was $14 | Now $2.25 @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

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

300: Rise of an Empire (DVD) Was $14 | Now $2.25 @ Amazon.ca (EXPIRED)

I am incredibly impressed with this deal and the deal on The LEGO Movie. Amazon Canada has discounted 300: Rise of an Empire (DVD) from $13.68 down to $2.25 for the DVD version.

You are purchasing the 2-Disc Special Edition version on DVD. I sort of expect this sort of price drop on older movies – way older movies – but this movie was just released last year. As it was released in June 2014, the movie is just over a year old. For less than half the cost of your next Starbucks latte, you can pick up a new movie for your collection.

This is the second 300 movie, following the 2006 release of 300. I have never seen either as they are quite bloody and violent movies, which I am not into very much. However, they are well thought of by those who enjoy that sort of thing. Over 40 reviewers give 300: Rise of an Empire an overall rating of 4.5 stars.

I price compared to ensure you are getting a good deal but it was hardly necessary. This same DVD set retails for:

  • $13.88 @ Walmart Canada
  • $31.98 @ Staples Canada
  • $28.25 @ Sears Canada
  • $16.99 @ best Buy Canada

Reviews on sites like IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes are mixed. Some view the plot line as a mere excuse just to be gory. The critics’ consensus on Rotten Tomatoes is:

It’s bound to hit some viewers as an empty exercise in stylish gore, and despite a gonzo starring performance from Eva Green, 300: Rise of an Empire is a step down from its predecessor.

However, I am not sure I put much stock in their ratings as they have been rather harsh on some of my favourite movies and rather praising of movies I thought were junk. What really matters is whether YOU like the movie – who cares about the critics.

For only $2.25, you can add this movie to your collection and have something new to watch on Saturday night. If you do not like the movie, then merely give it away or drop it off at your local used DVD store. Either way, you will have enjoyed a couple hours of entertainment for a little over a toonie.

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July 2

Amazon Canada: The LEGO Movie (DVD) Only $2.49 *HOT* (EXPIRED)

Posted by on July 2, 2015 at 1:28 PM

Amazon Canada: The LEGO Movie (DVD) Only $2.49 *HOT* (EXPIRED)

This deal is boiling HOT!!! Amazon Canada has discounted The LEGO Movie (DVD) from $15.17 down to just $2.49!

This deal is totally awesome! It is the lowest price this movie has ever been and I suggest picking it up rather quickly before it a) sells out or b) Amazon notoriously raises the price.

Amazon Canada: The LEGO Movie (DVD) Only $2.49 *HOT* (EXPIRED)

I never saw this movie in theatres, but I have friends who raved about it when it came out. They figured the ‘Everything is Awesome’ song was one of the most memorable parts of the song and I would catch snippets of it dripping out into every day conversation. I used to play with LEGO as a child, this I am sure i would like the movie. I have just never got my hands on a copy of it.

If you love this movie or want to see the movie, then now is your chance to buy it for the cost of a cup of coffee. Yup, it is THAT CHEAP. I checked out the price at other retailers just to show you how good of a deal this is, in case there was any doubt:

  • $13.88 @ Walmart Canada
  • $16.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $27.61 @ Staples Canada
  • $20 @ HMV Canada (or 2 for $15)

Essentially, this deal is smoking hot. You will receive the 2-disk special edition of the film. I know nothing about the movie actually, except there are some legendary characters from the geek world in it including Batman, Hans Solo, and Gandalf. Here is a rundown on the storyline:

…follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

This sounds like a really cool movie especially with such awesome geek characters in it. A lot of adults, as well as children absolutely love this movie as one reviewer at Walmart said:

Bought this movie for my grandson’s 6th Birthday and he’s been watching it almost every day

My friend Robert, who is a mid-40s child, also adores the movie and watches it endlessly as well.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more. At this price, it just might be worth paying the shipping if that is all you want from Amazon Canada.

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June 29

Minion Dave Kids Costume Only $26 & Free Shipping @ Amazon Canada

Posted by on June 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Minion Dave Kids Costume Only $26 & Free Shipping @ Amazon Canada

Is your house as crazy for Minions as my house is? Check out this hilarious Minion Dave Costume. This costume is listed at $40.99, but you can swipe it away for only $25.92. This fun costume also qualifies for completely free shipping.

Are you gearing up for the new Minions movie? I have seen the trailer and it looks like it is going to be hilarious and a great movie for families. All of our favourite loveable minions are back in a prequel to the Despicable Me series. Today over on Amazon Canada I have found a minion costume for kids that will surely delight your little minion. If you order right away, you could even wear your costume to the showing of the movie.

This costume was originally made for the Despicable Me 2 movie and features the face of Minion Dave. It is a foam one-piece costume that easily slides over your head. The costume sticks out at the sides to give you a tall minion shape. This is perfect if your kiddo likes to play pretend. I would be dying of laughter watching my kid play in this costume. This costume is available in small and medium sizes. The small size fits a child who is 44″ to 48″ tall with 25″ to 26″ waist, and the child medium fits a child who is 50″ to 54″ tall with 27″ to 30″ inch waist. Sears.ca (though now out of stock) suggests that the small size is for a kid age three to four, and the medium is for a kid age five to seven. This costume has Minion Dave’s face, as he is included in the Despicable Me 2 movie. The trailer for the new movie mentions Minion Dave, so I suspect we will see him in this movie also. Minion Dave is unfortunately not one of the three lead minions for the new movie.

I did find this costume a few other places in Canada. I found this costume for $34.99 at Party City Canada, but the shipping will make your heart stop. With the $16.95 shipping cost, your total is $51.94, plus another $4.95 in duties at checkout, yikes!  CostumeSuperCentre.ca is selling this costume for $28.04 on sale. The site was so slow I could not get it to tell me how much shipping charges ranged without fully checking out, but shipping prices will vary depending on your location. At Newegg.ca, this costume is selling for $42.54 plus shipping costs.

This is a great surprise for your favourite Minion loving kid. Order now while they still have your kid’s size!

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June 3

X-Men: Days of Future Past (Ultimate Edition) Was $25 | Now $10.49 @ Amazon.ca

Posted by on June 3, 2015 at 4:00 PM

X Men: Days of Future Past (Ultimate Edition) Was $25 | Now $10.49 @ Amazon.ca

**BUMP: This has now dropped down to just $10.49!**

Amazon Canada has discounted the X-Men: Days of Future Past (Ultimate Edition) from $24.95 down to $14.49 $10.49.The original retail value of this set was $44.99.

This ultimate edition includes Blu-Ray 3D, Blu-Ray, and the digital edition. I could not find this exact cover very many places, which made price comparing a tad bit more difficult. The places I did find it failed to use ‘ultimate edition’ in the title so it became a ‘let’s match’ sort of game. Thus, I compared based on the content rather than the specific edition.

Walmart Canada does sell this specific ultimate edition for $24.96. While Best Buy does not have the ‘ultimate edition,’ their Deluxe Edition includes the 3D Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray and Digital Edition as well – so the same content. It is priced at $29.99. Chapters Indigo does not have this title in stock (in Blu-Ray 3D combo-pack) and neither does HMV.

Given that this set is $10 less than the nearest competitor’s price, I would say it is a good deal. My partner already owns this set, as he is a big X-Men fan. When I asked him what he thought of the movie, he said:

“It was a nice portrayal of one of the most famous comic book stories in X-Men. It was also amusing to see Professor X as a drunk! Quicksilver was also a pleasant surprise. I would give it 4/5 stars.”

The story introduces some new X-Men along with many of your favourite characters. I am not an X-Men fan myself, but I know many others are. That is why these movies keep being produced!

The movie has a 4.4/5 star rating with over 180 customer reviews. I checked out Rotten Tomatoes – one of my favourite critic sites – for their thoughts. On the tomato meter, X-Men: Days of Future Past scored a breathtaking 91%. The critic’s consensus was:

X-Men: Days of Future Past combines the best elements of the series to produce a satisfyingly fast-paced outing that ranks among the franchise’s finest installments.

Some people even think that this is the best X-Men movie ever made. Whether you are already solidly in that camp or you have yet to see the movie, purchase it for less than $15 at Amazon right now.

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(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 1

Amazon Canada: Clint Eastwood 40 Film Collection Was $165 | Now $66 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on June 1, 2015 at 2:25 PM

Amazon Canada: Clint Eastwood 40 Film Collection Was $165 | Now $66 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

You don’t mess with Clint Eastwood. He is the quintessential badass of the screen. My kids will never have someone so badass in their movies as him. Watch every single one of 40 of his films with this hot sale from Amazon. Regularly $165, now $65.99, you’ll get all 40 films in one kick butt collection on DVD with free shipping on top.

While I typically don’t watch macho type movies, one of my favourite all-time movies is Gran Torino. This movie is included in this collection. If you haven’t seen it, it is a serious must-have! The emotions I had watching this movie, set in a changing Detroit neighbourhood were remarkable. It is one of those movies that leaves you with all sorts of questions of how to make the world a better place. Even still, Clint Eastwood is so fantastic in it as a grumpy old man who pretty much hates everyone (or so he wants you to believe). One reviewer on IMDB said this, and that summed it up perfectly:

This movie made me laugh and cry at the same time.

But, lets say you don’t like Gran Torino, well you’ve got 39 other choices! Other names I recognized are the iconic Dirty Harry, Mystic River, Letters from Iwo Jima, The Dead Pool and The Bridges of Madison County.

This would make a fantastic Father’s Day gift for the dad who has those old school, tough guy values and loves a good movie. Go ahead, make Dad’s day. The majority of the reviewers also enjoyed this collection and named off movies as their favourite that I had never heard of.

Costco sells this set for $108.99; Best Buy sells it for $144.99. So, just with those two comparisons, you know this is a great deal.

Shipping is free as it surpasses the $25 minimum.

(Expiry: 1st June 2015)

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May 30

Amazon Canada: The Bourne Trilogy Was $58 | Now $18 (FS @ $25)

Posted by on May 30, 2015 at 9:45 AM

Amazon Canada: The Bourne Trilogy Was $58 | Now $18 (FS @ $25)

I was hoping for a beautiful, sunny weekend, but I don’t think it is in the cards. I see the dark clouds moving, the trees wavering from side to side, plus the Weather Network tells me there is a 90% chance of thunderstorms and that it will only be a high of 8 degrees tomorrow! Those are some good indicators of a weekend spent inside. While I will probably do some cleaning, we will probably relax with a few movies. I wish I had this Bourne Trilogy set from Amazon now, but I’ll get it and have it for the next weekend that’s not great weather. Regularly $57.99, it is on sale for $17.99.

The last time we blogged this set on sale was in 2012 and it was 57% off. It is now 69% off. While I didn’t find it at other stores with quite as high of a regular price, this price blows all of the other stores that sell it out of the water.

If you don’t know the Bourne series, what rock are you hiding under from Matt Damon? While this type of action adventure is not usually my cup of tea, I have two words: Matt Damon. That man is not just eye candy, he is talented eye candy and the movies really do have a cool storyline that excites men and women alike. I think I’m going to buy this set for my hubby as a Father’s Day gift, as he loves to lay in bed and watch a day full of movies (when he can!).

As Amazon states, these movies are non-stop action and I would agree. So would the 78 other reviewers who gave it a five-star rating. Or the other 14 reviewers who don’t like to give anything full perfection and rated it a solid 4 stars. There are only 3 other reviewers who gave it a 1, 2, and 3 star review. Those people are just negative nancys.

This is the blu-ray version and reviewers say the quality is quite amazing and that is the only way you want to watch a movie like this.

Just to give you a few comparisons on price: Walmart sells this for $22.97, but you’ll have to get your cart up to $50 to get free shipping and Best Buy sells it for $44.99.

Shipping is free once you’ve got to $25, so you might want to find a few add-ons to get your total up there.

Photo credit: Chris Beckett

(Expiry: Unknown)

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May 23

Amazon Canada: 75% Off The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Copy – Now $10

Posted by on May 23, 2015 at 6:17 PM

Amazon Canada: 75% Off The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 Blu Ray + DVD + Digital Copy   Now $10

Did you miss seeing the first part of The Hunger Games Mockingkay movie? Then make sure to grab it at Amazon because it’s currently 75% off and includes a copy of the movie in all of the following formats: Blu-Ray, DVD and even a digital version. Originally priced at $39.99, it’s now down to just $9.99.

Admittedly, the first part of the Mockingjay movies only got up to 6.8/10 in terms of rating on IMDB with numerous reviews stating how disappointed they were in the movie. Personally, I rather loved it and I can be pretty harsh in my reviews as well! It’s a 2-hour movie that will definitely keep you on your toes the entire time but it does definitely help to have watched the previous movies in order to understand what’s going on. It’s not necessary per se, but it does help to situate you and understand some of the jabs.

In a way I can understand the why some reviewers found this movie disappointing but in another way, it makes total sense. Having watched the previous movies and read all of the books, it makes sense that the part one of the Mockingjay series would be setting up the part that is to follow. We would need to wait and see for the second part to hit theatres but I would expect it to be very grandiose with loads of banging action scenes, given that the first part is slower and quieter.

Shipping is only free on orders over $25, so you would need to another filler item. I had a look around in the TV shows and movies currently on sale for 70% off or more and found plenty of great picks like:

If you haven’t see it yet, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is also currently on sale for just $9.99, which is 75% off its original price of $39.99. Reviews for this one are far more favourable as well with a total rating of 4.5/5 stars and 166 reviews in total.

(Image Credit: Variety.com)

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May 11

Amazon Canada: Despicable Me [Blu-ray] Was $31 | Now $11.75 & FS @ $25

Posted by on May 11, 2015 at 11:34 AM

Amazon Canada: Despicable Me [Blu ray] Was $31 | Now $11.75 & FS @ $25

Amazon Canada has discounted the original Despicable Me (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) from $30.99 down to $11.75!

This is nearly the full kit and caboodle: the version includes Blu-ray, DVD, and the digital copy. I am not sure exactly what UltraViolet is so someone can pitch in their knowledge anytime.

This is the original Despicable Me – one of the best animated films to be released in the last decade. It also launched one of the most recognizable faces to come out of recent animated movies: the minion. Seriously, who does not love the minions? Whether you prefer one-eyed or two-eyed minions, minions that float or minions that wear costumes – this movie is priceless.

If you have never watched this movie, you MUST BUY IT. I love how this movie does what few movies ever do… distorts the boundaries between good and evil with orphans, unicorns, minions, and evil plots thrown into the mix.

As one reviewer on IMDB said:

It is incredibly rare to see a single dad portrayed in such a positive light. While Gru has an admittedly “bad” vocation, there are unbelievably sweet moments between him and the three children, probably aided by the juxtaposition of tiny girls to a large, “bad” guy.

My favourite scene is when Gru is trying to break into Vector’s lair to steal back the shrink ray. That is one seriously loaded fortress! The antics are somewhat childish but that is what makes them so much fun. You root for Gru even though he ends up borrowing a few orphans to unleash his nefarious plan. I now always say “light-bulb” in a Gru accent. I have Despicable Me to thank for that!

Despite the content being priceless, the movie does cost a few dollars. I price compared this exact set with other online retailers. I found the same Despicable Me combo for $19.96 @ Walmart Canada and $24.81 @ Staples Canada. The cheapest Blu-Ray Despicable Me @ Best Buy costs $22.99.

Despicable Me also did something that is very hard to do: it had a sequel nearly as good as the original. Some may argue it was slightly better too. “Lipstick Taser!” I highly recommend both movies but still consider the first my favourite.

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May 10

Disney Studio Ghibli Blu-Ray Movies $20 & Under @ Amazon.ca

Posted by on May 10, 2015 at 10:25 AM

Disney Studio Ghibli Blu Ray Movies $20 & Under @ Amazon.ca

Studio Ghibli is one of my favourite movie studios and Disney is the one who brings them to us in North America. These movies are animated heartfelt children’s movies that really resonate with adults as well. Studio Ghibli rarely goes on sale (and the movies are expensive) so I am happy to bring you Amazon Canada’s Studio Ghibli sale with Blu-Ray movies under $20.

Amazon Canada’s prices are all better than Best Buy’s prices. Walmart Canada does match on a few of the Blu-Ray movies, but Amazon has a lower shipping minimum now so it is a better deal through them. Besides, Amazon Canada also has a better selection on sale.

I already own My Neighbor Totoro, The Secret World of Arrietty, and Ponyo. Each of these movies is on sale from $26.50 down to $19.96 (Ponyo is $20). My absolute favourite of the three has to be Totoro. I watch that movie any time I am feeling down, feeling sick, or just need a bit of comfort movie time. Next to my Pink Panther Collection and my Scooby-Doo collection, My Neighbor Totoro is probably my most watched disk. I also really like Ponyo, and alternate between the two. I am currently watching The Secret World of Arrietty, but I am not as attached to it as the other two.

Best Buy Sells each of these disks for $24.99 (does not have Ponyo) and Walmart, as mentioned above, does match the price for My Neighbor Totoro and Arrietty but is out of stock in Ponyo.

I have also seen Castle in the Sky, which was $26.50 and is now $19.96. I own a DVD collection of Studio Ghibli and this was one of the first movies I watched. I really enjoy this movie and would chalk it up as one of my favourites. It was made the year I was born!

There are several other titles that I have not seen before that are also on sale:

Nausicaa is sold out at Best Buy ($24.99) and costs $31.93 at Walmart! I have wanted to see this movie for a while.

You may notice a few other titles through the main link above that are not Studio Ghibli, but they also look like amazing animated movies. Two of them are on my wish list as well as, under $20; they are quite affordable Blu-Ray movies.

Shipping is free on $25 or more.

(Expiry: unknown)

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May 7

Amazon Canada: The Hobbit Trilogy (15-Disc) Blu-Ray 3D DVD Was $75 | Now $59 & Free Shipping

Posted by on May 7, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Amazon Canada: The Hobbit Trilogy (15 Disc) Blu Ray 3D DVD Was $75 | Now $59 & Free Shipping

Amazon Canada has discounted The Hobbit Trilogy (15-Disc) (Bilingual) [3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy] from $74.99 (retail) down to $58.80 with free shipping.

While $74.99 was the original retail price, the box set was at $67.65. I have been tracking this set for a while, and the cheapest price it has ever been before this price drop was about $64.50. Now, I cannot price compare this box set with any other retailers as it is an Amazon exclusive. However, to give you an example on how good this deal is… Amazon.com (US) has a 13 disk The Hobbit Trilogy complete with 3D, Blu-Ray, Digital Edition, and DVD for $119.99 USD. Sweet petunias!

I also price compared with the regular Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital Copy box set (9 disks) just for kicks. Amazon Canada is selling the regular box set for $59.96, so the deluxe box set is now cheaper than the regular is! Best Buy Canada sells the regular set for $59.99 right now and Walmart has it for $59.96.

What you are getting in this box set:

  • 3D Blu-ray version
  • Blu-ray version
  • DVD version
  • Digital Copy
  • Special features

This set does not include the extended version. That version has not been released yet. A friend of mine and I are thinking it will take until right before Christmas for the extended box set version to be released in Canada. However, this is the better box set for your money right now and offers excellent value. I was not willing to pay full price for this box set when it first came out, thus I bought the regular edition instead. I do not even have a 3D TV so the extra disks would have been lost on me in the end.

I really enjoy The Hobbit. If you love the Lord of The Rings, then you should also enjoy The Hobbit immensely. I have seen a lot of complaints about Jackson not sticking to ‘the script’ – by that they mean deviating from Tolkien’s book. However, this is Jackson’s version of The Hobbit. Think of it like cos-playing your favourite character. It does not need to be 100% accurate to be enjoyable.

As the set costs over $25, it will ship to you for free.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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May 1

Amazon Canada: Get House: The Complete Series On DVD | Was $230 Now $75 *BUMP*

Posted by on May 1, 2015 at 10:22 AM

Amazon Canada: Get House: The Complete Series On DVD | Was $230 Now $75 *BUMP*

*We are bumping this post about Amazon’s house, which is now $5 cheaper than it was when we blogged it before and it sold out. Get it while you can Moosers!*

Good afternoon, my fellow Bargainmoosers! Today’s deal on Amazon allows you to get House: The Complete Series on DVD for $74.99 (was $229.99). You’ll also qualify for free shipping! This critically acclaimed series stars Hugh Laurie, and if you’ve never seen it before, you should at least check out an episode of it online before you decide to get this DVD box set. Personally, I loved the series – it was must-see-TV at its finest.

This DVD set is huge. It comes with all 8 seasons of House, which should definitely keep you entertained for quite a while! Whether you love or hate the brooding and sarcastic character of Dr. Gregory House, it’s a show that’s addicting to watch (especially when you have every season on DVD).

I first watched House in the late 2000’s (my mother was a big fan of the show), and from there I was hooked. I’d sit down with my mom every week and watch the latest misadventures of Dr. House, and I can honestly say that it was a lot of fun. It was also a nice break from my hectic work schedule at the time! I was freelancing and spending countless hours in my office, so watching House was a great way to break that monotony.

House: The Complete Series on DVD currently rings in at $159 at WalMart.

If you’re looking for a new TV series to check out, then you should consider getting House: The Complete Series on DVD. Happy hunting, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: 1st May 2015)

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April 30

Veronica Mars Complete Series + Movie Only $38 @ Amazon.ca

Posted by on April 30, 2015 at 1:33 PM

Veronica Mars Complete Series + Movie Only $38 @ Amazon.ca

Amazon Canada is offering an incredible deal on the complete Veronica Mars TV series plus the movie (Amazon Exclusive) that just came out last year. The set originally retailed for $135 and is now on sale for $37.99 with free shipping.

I am very happy with this price point. I broke down the price at Amazon Canada by adding up the cost of each individual season and the movie to see what you would pay should you purchase these items separately.

  • Veronica Mars: Season 1 = $12.49
  • Veronica Mars: Season 2 = $12.49
  • Veronica Mars: Season 3 = $12.49
  • Veronica Mars: The Movie = $8.79

The total value for this set, if purchased individually at Amazon Canada, is $46.26. Of course, each of the seasons and the movie are currently steeply discounted. I know the movie alone is a killer price because my partner bought it for $10 just a few weeks ago (at Target’s closing out sale) and that was the best price it was then.

I also tried to compare this set with other retailers. Walmart has incredibly low prices on Veronica Mars, with each season retailing below $10. I added up the cost for each season ($9.88 x 3) and the movie ($8.88). That total came to $38.52 – still higher than Amazon Canada’s complete series price. Walmart Canada now has a free shipping minimum of $50, so there is also shipping costs to consider.

I have never watched the series, but my partner owns all three seasons and now the movie. He even saw the movie on the big screen as it was at select theatres across Canada. He said:

The series is a great mystery in which your never quite sure who the hero or villain is. There is great character development in which people even change professions. I found the series enjoyable to watch and that is why I added it to my collection. I could not wait for the movie to be released in order to see what happened to all the characters.

While this set certainly does not have the ‘retail value’ that Amazon Canada likes to advertise, it is certainly the best price for this series and the movie right now. I do wish they offered this same package in Blu Ray, but no luck. The complete set with movie is available at this special price in DVD only.

This is a one-day deal on the Veronica Mars series plus movie.

(Expiry: 30th April 2015)

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April 16

Best Buy Canada: BOGO Free Blu Ray Multi-packs

Posted by on April 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Best Buy Canada: BOGO Free Blu Ray Multi packs

Buy one and get one free on select Blu-Ray multi-packs at Best Buy Canada. Blu-rays are just $9.99 so you will receive two multi-packs, four movies, for just $9.99.

Multi-packs are a great way to get more movies for less. The Best Buy sale includes some really popular titles for adults and kids. Some multi-packs are from the same movies series while others combine two movies that might have a similar audience. Here are some adult multi-packs I recommend:

My father really likes the Transporter series; I think he already has both these films. I have heard amazing things about Wall Street – that the actors deliver powerful performances. Moulin Rouge should be a classic, though I confess that I have never seen it. It is on my bucket list! I rather like The Devil Wears Prada merely because of all the amazing fashion on the movie.

There are also plenty of multi-packs for children as well:

I may love Robin Williams, but I have never been able to sit through Night at the Museum. Since I have tried, twice, to make it through NatM and failed – I have never attempted the sequel. I have seen both Ice Age 1 and 2. They are both enjoyable in their own way. However, I really want to strangle that sloth like no tomorrow. My favourite character is the sabre-tooth squirrel.

Best Buy Canada: BOGO Free Blu Ray Multi packs

Now, this deal can stack on top of itself. That means you can buy two and get two free or buy three and receive three free. I tried it out with four Blu-Ray multi-packs. My total was $19.98 for all four – two were free.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more. Most of these movies are available for in-store pickup free of charge. If you do not plan to buy six multi-packs (total of $30) to receive free shipping, then you may just want to order and pick up instead. Oddly enough, free shipping was showing on my cart total of $19.98. I wonder if it was calculate the shipping minimum before discount.

(Expiry: 23rd April 2015)

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April 7

Cineplex Canada: Free Ticket with Visa Checkout Ticket Purchase

Posted by on April 7, 2015 at 5:07 PM

Cineplex Canada: Free Ticket with Visa Checkout Ticket Purchase

Cineplex Canada has teamed up with Visa to offer you a great deal. Purchase a movie ticket via Visa Checkout and you will receive a voucher for one free general admission ticket.

This is how it works my movie loving Moosers:

  • Pick a movie you wish to see and select the ticket(s)
  • Choose Visa Checkout as your checkout option (and pay with Visa)
  • Sign up via the ‘create account’ button
  • Complete your purchase

After you have completed your movie ticket purchase, you will be emailed a voucher code valid towards a Free General Admission ticket. You can also use the code for a senior or child admission. There is a limit of one voucher code per transaction no matter the number of tickets you purchase.

These are unique codes and can only be used once – through this link right here. The coupon code cannot be used for midnight showings, Front Row Centre Events, or alternative programming (like the ballet or opera). The free General Admission promo codes will be sent out while quantities last. However, this promotion just started on the fourth so there should be plenty left. You have until the 3rd of August, 2015 to use the voucher.

The promo code with be on the last page of the PDF file that Cineplex sends you when you buy your ticket – do not delete it! If you need two tickets for a movie, then I suggest buying them one at a time. Buy one ticket first. Then use the unique promo code to buy your second ticket for the same movie. This is the best way to get Scene points anyway. If you buy your movie tickets this way, then this is essentially a BOGO free offer.

This offer is limited to once per person/account. Since we have two Visa cards in my household, I could take advantage of this offer and my partner could create his own account to get the deal as well. While we tend to go on Tuesdays, for the cheap movies, this offer could still save us several dollars.

Note: Rumour has it that when you upgrade the Free General Admission ticket, and pay the difference, that Cineplex generates a new voucher. I cannot confirm this as I have not bought any tickets yet, but this sounds like a sweet bonus. That would be one full price ticket, one ticket for the cost of the upgrade, and then another free General Admission ticket.

Hey Moosers, what movie are you going to buy tickets for? I am considering the new Fast & Furious movie… Furious 7.

(Expiry: 3rd May 2015)

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