March 1

Six Free Songs from Brit Awards @ Google Play

Posted by on March 1, 2015 at 4:05 PM

Six Free Songs from Brit Awards @ Google Play

Google Play is giving out six free songs in celebration of the Brit Awards. For those of you not familiar, the Brit Awards are the British equivalent of the American Grammy Awards.

I am very pleased with this giveaway as the songs are not from obscure artists that no one has ever heard about these days. Rather, you are getting popular songs from major artists. All of these songs were recorded live at the BRITs.

Here is the list of songs you can download for free:

  • Sam Smith – Lay Me Down
  • Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream
  • George Ezra – Budapest
  • Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
  • Royal Blood – Figure It Out
  • Take That – Let In The Sun

I only know the first two artists in the list. For me, this is such fortunate timing. While I was introduced to Sam Smith a bit ago, I only found out that he was the artist behind a few of my currently favourite songs. I will certainly be downloading Lay Me Down, as it is not a song I currently have. Sam Smith’s voice is amazing and I love the heart and soul he pours into his music.

Ed Sheeran only came onto my radar a month ago. A friend of mine, who loves music as much as I do, was sending me song suggestions and I was sending him suggestions too. In one way, we were playing “do you know this band” and in another, we were genuinely interested in introducing each other to new music. Ed Sheeran was a first for me as Royal Wood was a first for my friend.

This is a great list of songs, though I cannot vouch for the other artists. I suggest trying them all because free music is great. It does not cost you a cent and you can always delete the file if you do not like the song.

(Expiry: 4th March 2015)

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February 11

Ticketmaster Coupon Code: 2 for 1 Tickets

Posted by on February 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Ticketmaster Coupon Code: 2 for 1 Tickets

Ticketmaster has a special Valentine’s Day coupon code to score two tickets for the price of one! There are over 50 shows just in Canada to choose from so get your tickets now – they will probably sell out fast.

Click here to buy 2 for 1 tickets @ Ticketmaster Canada now

  • Coupon Code: TMN241
  • Discount: 2 tickets for the price of 1
  • Expiry: Unknown

There are some real gems here. Nickelback is on tour with stops in Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and Vancouver. I was just looking at tickets for the Nickelback: No Fixed Address Tour when it hits Rogers Arena in Vancouver. I actually enjoy Nickelback, especially their early stuff. Chad has an amazing voice and their talent is obvious from the success they continue to have. I know haters are going to hate (and I have seen a lot of Canadian hate for our own success stories), but I am a lover of Nickelback.

Do you have a little taste for nostalgia? There are plenty of bands I know and love that were popular in my father’s younger years. ZZ Top is coming to Hamilton and Tom Cochrane is stopping in many cities including Toronto.

If you are looking for family fun, then consider tickets for Disney On Ice : Passport To Adventure or the mythical The Harlem Globetrotters (coming to PE!). Both of these are family friendly shows that will be fun for kids and adults alike. While not quite Disney on Ice, I did see Stars on Ice many years ago – it was terrific.

If you are travelling down to our southern friends, there are 500 qualifying shows in the United States! Why not book a show while you are down there and have yourself a grand old time.

Now, you must enter the coupon code on the map page (as shown below):

Ticketmaster Coupon Code: 2 for 1 Tickets

See that little thing that says “got an offer code?” – click that. Then enter your code. Not all types of tickets qualify for this offer. So, while I can still get pretty good seats at the Nickelback concert, I cannot use this promotion for floor seats.

There will be various seat limitations on most concerts and shows. Thus, you need to make sure the “2 for 1 Tickets” header shows up in your ticket type. This is still a pretty awesome deal as I can get two tickets to Nickelback for just shy of $65.

For this and future Ticketmaster coupon codes, visit our forum.

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February 11

iTunes Canada: $4 Off Ed Sheeran X Album Just $5.99

Posted by on February 11, 2015 at 5:30 PM

iTunes Canada: $4 Off Ed Sheeran X Album Just $5.99

iTunes Canada is selling the Ed Sheeran X Album for just $5.99 on iTunes right now. This is a promotional price and it will go back up to $9.99 most likely.

I have to admit, I had never heard of this artist before this deal came up. I am a huge music-lover, but my current tastes are more towards symphonic metal and bands like Tool, Volbeat, Apocalyptica, and the like. However, I found many of the songs on this album pretty nice. I rather liked his slower songs like One, I’m a Mess, and Nina. A friend of mine actually sent me the music video for Thinking Out Loud, which is super sappy with a side of honey. It is a very sweet and a lovely song to dance to. It also appears to be the most popular song on the album, according to iTunes.

The X album includes the following songs:

  1. One
  2. Mess
  3. Sing
  4. Don’t
  5. Nina
  6. Photo
  7. Bloodstream
  8. Tenerife
  9. Runaway
  10. The Man
  11. Thinking Out Loud
  12. Afire Love

Each song would cost you $1.29 to purchase separately, so you can get the iTunes album for the value of around four songs. I like to purchase songs separately if I only like a few songs on an album. However, it is not worth purchasing these songs individually when the entire album is only $5.99.

It is hard to price compare digital music when iTunes has such a monopoly on the industry. However, you will not find this album cheaper anywhere else (well, unless you pirate it). Personally, while I keep my books and movies in physical copies, most my music is now digital – purchased off iTunes with iTunes cards that I purchased on sale. I think my last iTunes card was 20% off. Thus, if I bought this album it would be like spending 20% less on it. iTunes Canada: $4 Off Ed Sheeran X Album Just $5.99

If you are a big fan of Ed Sheeran, please post a comment and make song suggestions! We would love to hear your opinion on the album, what songs are your favourite, as well as any other interesting information you know about the artist.

This offer is on for a limited time only and could end at any time.

(Expiry: unknown)

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January 6

12 FREE Songs @ Google Play Store (Lorde, deadmau5, Miley, Coldplay, Daft Punk & More!)

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

12 FREE Songs @ Google Play Store (Lorde, deadmau5, Miley, Coldplay, Daft Punk & More!)

How many of you download your music, shows and movies? Okay, don’t actually answer that but whether you do or don’t, any opportunity at free songs should be one that you shouldn’t miss! Right now, the Google Play Store is offering 12 songs for free by popular artists like Miley Cyrus, Lorde, deadmau5, Paramore and a couple of others.

Once you click over to the Google Play Store’s page to get the free songs, you will see a selection of 12 images. Upon seeing these, I first thought that maybe full albums were available (if only!) but in fact, the cover photos displayed are either for the individual songs available for free or for the full album. If you see the name of the song in the picture, then you will only see that specific song once you click over but if you see the name of the full album, then you will also be able to buy the rest of the songs in that artist’s given album for $1.29 per song.

Here is the full list of all the songs that you can get for free:

  • Get Lucky by Daft Punk feat. Pharrell
  • Let Your Hair Down by MAGIC!
  • Royals by Lorde
  • A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay
  • American Kids by Kenny Chesney
  • Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff by deadmau5
  • Delirious (Boneless) by Steve Aoki
  • Ain’t It Fun by Paramore
  • Timber by Pitbull feat. Ke$ha
  • Not A Bad Thing by Justin Timberlake
  • Problem by Ariana Grande
  • Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus

To get these free songs, you will need to first have a Google Play Store account and you will also need to add a payment method. The songs don’t cost anything, so it’s slightly perplexing as to why you would need to even add a payment method, especially since when it prompts you to do so, it will say: “$0.00″ but in any case, at lease you will get them for free! The good news is that if you don’t want to add a credit or debit card to your account, then you can link a PayPal account instead.

Moosers, what is your favourite song out of the ones available for free?

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 31

Google Play: FREE Download of Kelly Clarkson Greatest Hits (21 Songs)

Posted by on December 31, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Google Play: FREE Download of Kelly Clarkson Greatest Hits (21 Songs)

I have never considered myself a Kelly Clarkson fan; she was always a bit too country for me. However, her song Because of You strikes a deep chord with me. That song is just one of the 21 songs you will receive for free when you download your free copy of Kelly Clarkson’s Greatest Hits – Chapter One from the Google Play store.

Just for a little price comparing, I looked up the same album on iTunes. The album is on sale for $6.99 at iTunes right now as part of their holiday markdown. So at minimum, you are receive a $7 freebie. Each song would cost you $1.29 if purchased individually, so the highest value you are saving is $27.09 if you were ever to buy an album song by song.

The album includes some popular songs that I recognize:

  • Because of You
  • Since U Been Gone
  • Never Again
  • Mr. Know It All
  • Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

There is also a nice little I’ll Be Home for Christmas to expand your holiday music collection Kelly Clarkson style. I will not list all the songs on this album (as you can just click through and see yourself) but I am rather jealous of this freebie. iTunes cancelled their 12 Days of Christmas, which usually starts on December 26th, so I am not getting an free music, videos, or more from iTunes this year. You android users are really getting the best freebies lately between this and the free Christmas albums that Google Play gave away as well. They also gave away an entire movie – it makes a girl want an android phone!

The album has great reviews including this one:

This album has her greatest hits its just amazing and if there is songs you don’t like you will grow to love them. I did.

Most the negative reviews are from people who do not like her as an artist and then complain about the music. I say if you do not like her, just do not download her album and stop leaving bad reviews.

FYI: you will need to verify ‘payment’ information when you checkout, but you will NOT be charged anything as long as the album says FREE.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 7

Canadian Freebie: Three Free Christmas Albums @ Google Play

Posted by on December 7, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Canadian Freebie: Three Free Christmas Albums @ Google Play

Enjoy three free Christmas Albums full of holiday tunes from Google Play. You will need to sign into your Google account and then click through the links below to redeem your free holiday albums.

All the albums are from various artists so you will enjoy a good variety of voices and artistic flare throughout the three albums. There may even be some names you recognize in the list. I am pleased to see a couple compositions from composer Leonard Bernstein. I went to a concert that sampled his various music where I learned to appreciate his unique compositions. I think my favourite of his music on this album will be Bernstein’s version of Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Andante non troppo.

While I do not recognize many other names, the name of Placido Domingo should be familiar to most people. Placido Domingo was one of the three tenors when Luciano Pavarotti was still alive. On the Christmas Favourites album, Domingo gives us a beautiful rendition of Cantique de Noel (Oh Holy Night).

This is a lovely little freebie from the Google Play store. Enjoy the variety of classic Christmas songs performed by orchestra and operatic singers. You also receive an album of classical songs with a more modern performance. The YouTube Audio Library gives you each song in a vocal or an instrumental version with several different versions of a few songs.

I think this is a fun little freebie for the holiday season. Pick up all three albums and enjoy several hours of free music.

Hey Moosers, what is your favourite Christmas song?

(Expiry: Unknown)

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November 22

Google Play Store: Get Lorde – Pure Heroine For Only $0.99

Posted by on November 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Google Play Store: Get Lorde   Pure Heroine For Only $0.99

Hey there, Bargainmoosers! If you’re looking to check out Lorde’s album for an extremely affordable price, then you need to consider taking a look at today’s deal on the Google Play Store! You can now download the Lorde – Pure Heroine album for only $0.99! This album currently sells on the iTunes Store for $7.99, so this is quite the deal, folks! You’ll get 10 tracks in total, including the viral Royals song, which you can typically hear on most Top 40 radio stations to this day (even though it was originally released more than a year ago). Plus, you don’t have to worry about any shipping – just order this album from the Google Play Store, and soon afterwards, you’ll be enjoying these 10 songs from Lorde!

It always helps to have some extra music on your portable music player or smartphone. Getting some added variety to your playlists will certainly help you keep things fresh, especially if it only costs $0.99!

On a side note, if you’ve been waiting to find the perfect gift for the holidays, then you should really consider checking out the latest deals that we’ve been posting here on Bargainmoose, especially since Black Friday is coming up on November the 28th! After all, Christmas is on the horizon, so you could save big while getting a gift that someone you care about can really enjoy. Plus, you’ll likely get some nice “brownie points” if you surprise your main squeeze with a gift from their “most wanted” list on Christmas morning!

I’ve included a brief review of Lorde – Pure Heroine from a satisfied Google Play customer below:

Everyone must listen to this! I love that Lorde has a style of her own and breaks away from the so-called mainstream. Download!

This deal won’t last forever, so take advantage of this opportunity to save your hard-earned cash now! Happy hunting, my fellow deal hunters!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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November 19

The Source Canada: InStudio Seville Micro System Dock (Refurbished) | Was $100 Now $40

Posted by on November 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM

The Source Canada: InStudio Seville Micro System Dock (Refurbished) | Was $100 Now $40

Good morning, my fellow deal hunters! The Source is currently having a clearance sale on their refurbished InStudio Seville Micro System Dock – this normally costs $99.99, but you can now purchase this for just $39.99! You’ll also qualify for free shipping, which is always a nice bonus! Like many clearance sales at The Source, this InStudio Seville Micro System Dock may not be in stock for a long time, so if you need one, get it as soon as you can! Just click on the link below.

This InStudio Seville Micro System Dock is a great device that many people can enjoy. You can conveniently dock your iPhone or iPod device on this micro system, and you could also play CDs (even CD-Rs and CD-RWs) and FM radio! This InStudio Seville Micro System Dock also has an auxiliary port, so you could easily connect your cell phone, tablet, or MP3 player to this micro system with an auxiliary wire.

These InStudio Seville Micro System Dock are great for when you’re having company over at your place. You could just leave your iPhone on the dock, and let it play tons of music without having to worry about changing any discs (as long as you’ve got plenty of music to play). You can even use a free music app like Songza on your iPhone or iPod Touch that could stream music endlessly for as long as you need it to! You can even choose themes, like music that will get you pumped up for a workout, or a fun 80’s party! You can learn more about Songza by clicking here.

I’ve included a snippet of a review of this InStudio Seville Micro System Dock from a satisfied The Source customer below:

Bought this for a Christmas gift for our son. It’s a great compact unit, has exactly what it says it does. I like the fact that it has an auxiliary outlet along with iphone or ipod cradle for 14 different units. 

Happy hunting, folks!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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November 18

Canada Computers: Focal Spirit One Closed-Back Headphones | Was $279 Now $149

Posted by on November 18, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Canada Computers: Focal Spirit One Closed Back Headphones | Was $279 Now $149

Hey there, my fellow Bargainmoosers! I found a sweet deal today on the Canada Computers website for a premium pair of headphones that I think you would all be curious to know about. The deal is for a pair of Focal Spirit One Closed-Back Headphones, and this normally sells for $279! Today, you can pick up these finely crafted headphones for $149 (plus $10.15 shipping) – that’s $130 off the regular price! You can also save on the shipping cost if you decide to ship your order to a Canada Computers location near you.

This premium pair of headphones would be the perfect holiday gift for any audiophiles that you know! If you’re someone that collects only the highest quality headphones that are out there, then you may as well wrap this pair of Focal Spirit One Closed-Back Headphones for yourself! Either way, these headphones aren’t your run-of-the-mill pair – you’ll be able to indulge in your music playlist and listen to your favourite tunes the way they were meant to be heard. You won’t be able to do that with your stock pair of headphones that come with your cell phone or iPod!

It really can be a great gift idea for people that are hard to buy gifts for, whether they’re a teen, an adult, or one of your parents. Music is universal, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t enjoy listening to some tunes. Why not surprise them with an elite pair of headphones?

These Focal Spirit One Closed-Back Headphones currently sell for $246.46 on Amazon. I’ve included a brief review of these premium headphones from a satisfied Amazon customer below:

There is no possible comparison. It is good that there is a brand that is more worried about the sound quality than on the aesthetics of a headphone.

Happy hunting, my fellow Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: 27th November 2014)

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October 26

NCIX Canada: Sony MDRJ10L Lightweight Clip-On Headphones | Was $20 Now $7

Posted by on October 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM

NCIX Canada: Sony MDRJ10L Lightweight Clip On Headphones | Was $20 Now $7

If you’re looking for some affordable Sony clip-on headphones, then you’ve come to the right place! Until October 29th, NCIX will have their Sony MDRJ10L Lightweight Clip-On Headphones on sale for only $6.99! These Sony headphones normally sell for $19.99, so you’re saving $13 off the retail price! Best of all, you’ll also qualify for free shipping! You just can’t go wrong with this deal.

These Sony MDRJ10L Lightweight Clip-On Headphones are perfect for those that want their ear buds to be a little more snug. I would personally love to use clip-on headphones for the times that I’m listening to music or podcasts when I’m on-the-go. I wouldn’t have to worry about constantly readjusting my headphones if they were clip-on, so that’s another great bonus. Best of all, they’re Sony clip-on headphones, not some generic brand.

If you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffer, then these Sony MDRJ10L Lightweight Clip-On Headphones would be a great item to get! They aren’t expensive, you’ll get free shipping with your purchase, and they’re made by Sony! It’s just a winning combination, folks!

If you wanted to purchase these Sony MDRJ10L Lightweight Clip-On Headphones from Amazon’s American website, they would cost you $19.99 US. They’re currently on sale at Best Buy (limited quantities are available) for $6.99, but you’d also have to pay for shipping. I’ve included a snippet of a review of these Sony MDRJ10L Lightweight Clip-On Headphones from a satisfied NCIX customer below:

Secure fit. Sound is clear. I would buy these for my nieces or nephew as a gift which they could use or destroy with hurting my pocket book.

These lightweight clip-on headphones may not remain in-stock for long, so if you want some affordable Sony headphones, you should check out this deal at NCIX. I hope you’re all having a great Sunday!

(Expiry: 29th October 2014)

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October 2

Google Play Store: Get Daft Punk: Random Access Memories Album For $1.99

Posted by on October 2, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Google Play Store: Get Daft Punk: Random Access Memories Album For $1.99

Thursdays seem like a good day to listen to some tunes. Friday is almost here, which means that the weekend is merely a few days away! Daft Punk fans, you can now get their 2013 album, Random Access Memories, on the Google Play Store for just $1.99! Each song usually costs $1.29 to download, so this is a pretty great deal. This album currently costs $7.99 on iTunes, and the audio CD is $10 on Amazon. Plus, since this is a download, you’ll be listening to this new Daft Punk album soon after your purchase!

Featuring hit songs like Get Lucky, this album is a real bargain for $1.99. If you’ve turned on your radio at all during the past year, it’s likely that you’ve heard this song a few times.

I was a big fan of Get Lucky when it was first released. Like any song that gets mass radio play, I eventually tired of the song, but I’m curious about the rest of this album, since I enjoy some Daft Punk every once in a while. After all, I first heard of them back when I was in elementary school (this was the late 90’s)!

Another fun song on this album is Lose Yourself To Dance, which is a collaboration with Pharrell Williams. You can preview all of the songs in Random Access Memories by clicking here.

I’ve listed a brief review of this album from a satisfied Google Play customer below:

For the very first time, yesterday, I sat down and listened to the whole album, beginning to end, with no breaks. All I can say is incredible. Wow. My top 2 favorite tracks: “Giorgio by Moroder” and “Contact”

If you want to enjoy some new tunes from Daft Punk today, then check out this deal! Happy hunting, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 9

Canadian Freebie: Free U2 – Songs of Innocence Album @ iTunes

Posted by on September 9, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Canadian Freebie: Free U2   Songs of Innocence Album @ iTunes

You just got an entire album for free from the rock gods U2. Seriously. You just have to go find it. Today, U2 released their Songs of Innocence Album on iTunes and it is free to anyone who has iTunes or an iOS device (which probably means you have iTunes).

I say you already have the album because it has been secretly downloaded to your iTunes if you have opened your iTunes app today. If you have not, then do so. When you click through the link above it will take you to the album (make sure you click ‘view this in iTunes’) and it will say purchased. That is because it is already in your fingers.

How to find the free album you just received:

  1. Go to your music on your iPhone or in iTunes
  2. Search for “Songs of Innocence” or find U2 in the artists list.
  3. The album is sitting on Apple’s Cloud
  4. Click the little arrow on the cloud icon to download the album from the cloud

You now have your brand new U2 album for free complete with 11 amazing songs. Did I mention free?

This is a wicked deal in my books because I am a music lover! I enjoy hearing good music, no matter what genre it is in. Thus, I am looking forward to listening to this brand new album from U2. I am only familiar with some of their older stuff, thus I am curious how their sound has changed over the years. With or Without You is one of my favourite songs from them.

According to screen shots from Apple’s iPhone 6 press release earlier, it appears that this offer will be available till the 13th of October. I am not sure if that means you only have to sign in to your iTunes by then or if you need to download it from your Cloud as well. I would download it from the Cloud just to be sure.

(Expiry: 13th October 2014)

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August 2

Coupon Code: Get 25% Off @!

Posted by on August 2, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Coupon Code: Get 25% Off @!

Calling all music geeks!  If you’re in the market for some printable sheet music, have I got a deal for you.  Check out this promo code to get 25% off at!

Click here to shop @ now

  • Coupon Code:  OSMB2S
  • Discount:  25% off
  • Expiry:  3rd August 2014

I am a self-professed music geek and I love to dabble in my very limited knowledge of piano and guitar.  First and foremost I am a singer, and I am always looking for sheet music to jam with my musical friends.  I often have to buy large books and catalogues of sheet music just to get a couple of songs, and I find that really annoying. solves all of that with a huge catalogue of sheet music that you pay for and print right from their site.

I often have trouble finding sheet music for current, popular music. This is not a problem at It really encourages myself and my kids to actually sit down and practice by learning songs we really like to hear, rather than playing the same old tunes that we don’t even really like.  Here are some of the hot songs I found that will definitely be making their way into my performance repertoire:

  • John Legend:  All of me
  • Frozen:  Let it go
  • Sam Smith:  Stay with me
  • Bruno Mars:   When I was your man
  • Katy Perry:  Roar
  • Pharrell Williams:  Happy

Each of the titles above for easy piano was $5.45, but the code brings them down to $4.08.

There is a selection of free sheet music that isn’t exactly popular, but would make good practice sheet music for a beginner. As well, many of the sheets are available in transposable format, which is clearly marked where available, allowing you to transpose as many times as you like before you print into any key(s) you want. You can also transpose up or down octaves, change clefs, and transpose for a different instrument. also offers a rewards club for $9.99/year.  This entitles you to 15% off all sheet music purchases, as well as exclusive special offers and exclusive new releases.  After this code is over, if you’re planning to buy much sheet music, this is a great way to save some money all year.

There is no shipping charge as you print right from your own computer. For more coupon codes, keep checking back to the Bargainmoose forum. What song will you learn first?

(Photo credit: Gaël)

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July 16

Cosmo Music Canada Promo Code: Exclusive Free Shipping

Posted by on July 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Cosmo Music Canada Promo Code: Exclusive Free Shipping

“Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons.  You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Ready to take your music bath?  Check out this Bargainmoose Exclusive!  Cosmo Music Canada is offering free shipping on all orders!

Click here to shop @ now

  • Coupon Code: MOOSESHIP
  • Discount: free shipping
  • Expiry: 31 August 2014

Cosmo Music – The Musical Instrument Superstore, has been around since 1966.  Starting out as a small business importing guitars from Italy and Japan, Cosmo Music has grown into the world’s most exciting and interactive music making environment.  If you are in, or find yourself in the Richmond Hill, Ontario area, this looks like a really neat place to visit.  They even have a music hall for live performances!  For the rest of us, there is a great virtual tour available to let you see what the retail location is all about.

As far as musical instruments go, Cosmo Music sells pretty much anything you can think of.  Their sale section is really fun, offering up to 90% off!  Check the details of each sale item as they might be demos, open box or scratch & dent.  These are really great ways to save some money for the musician in your life.

I nearly lost my mind when I found Cosmo Music’s selection of guitars.  We are a musical family and I have been thinking about getting my kids their own guitars for some time.  The ½ size guitars are a great way to start.  The Beaver Creek BCTD401 ½ Size Acoustic Guitar in Pink ($114.99, reg. $155) would be perfect for my musical little lady.

My little guy turns everything into a drum.  I have long been considering a drum kit for him, and now that we live in the country with no neighbours, I think I have found the perfect kit: Peavey Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jr. Drum Kit w/Thron ($149.99, reg. $199.99).

Should you be in the Richmond Hill, Ontario area, Cosmo School of Music offers a whole catalogue of private and group lessons, music therapy, camps and workshops for musicians of every level.  As a bonus, all students receive a 5% discount off all regular-priced merchandise and rentals.  Sweet deal!

Always remember to check out the Bargainmoose forum for more Cosmo Music coupons. Heavy items and remote addresses are not included in this promotion.

Cosmo Music Canada Promo Code: Exclusive Free Shipping

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May 19

Hoopla: Borrow Music, Movies, & TV Shows for Free Through Your Library

Posted by on May 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Hoopla: Borrow Music, Movies, & TV Shows for Free Through Your Library

Libraries across Canada are starting to team up with a company called Hoopla: a netflix like program that lets you borrow free video, music, and audiobooks with your library card. You can enjoy them on your PC, tablet, or phone.

There are some major bonuses to this system:

  • unlimited number of copies available
  • start streaming content immediately
  • can download a title to your phone or tablet for offline viewing
  • they return it for you at the end of the lending period (no late fees)

I have been super impressed with their music collection. I’m totally into symphonic metal right now and they have had a huge selection of the Scandinavian bands I listen to. Hoopla has an online vault of over 10,000 films and 250,000 music albums. While it is taking a while for Canadian libraries to get on board with the system, there are a bunch who already are registered with Hoopla. here are some of the ones I know about:

  • Toronto Public Library
  • Kitchener Public Library
  • Winnipeg Public Library
  • Edmonton Public Library
  • Vancouver Island Regional Library
  • Greater Victoria Public Library
  • Hamilton Public Library
  • North Vancouver Public Library
  • Oakville Public Library
  • Saskatoon Public Library

… and many more.

Not all libraries have the same agreement with Hoopla. For example, I have Hoopla through Vancouver Island Regional Island and we have access to audiobooks whereas I hear Toronto Public Library’s agreement does not include audiobooks. Each library also will have its own rules: my library allows twelve items to be borrowed a month. I get each CD for seven days and I think movies for three days.

Either way it is a fantastic – free – system that you have to check out. If your library doesn’t have Hoopla yet, maybe send them a little note of encouragement.

(Expiry: N/A)

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