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July 19

Weekly Coupon Codes Roundup

Posted by on July 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Weekly Coupon Codes Roundup

If you would like to get some shopping done this weekend from the comfort of your own home, you will want to keep reading, We have rounded up some awesome coupon codes that will save you money on your online purchases. You will notice a pretty good variety this time around with coupons for fashion, dining, travel and more.

Here are a few of the great coupons this weekend:

Lancome Canada- Get free shipping on your order when you purchase a Grandiose mascara with the coupon GRANDIOSE.  It will be valid until July 31st.

Contact Lenses Canada: Get 10% off your entire order with the coupon BACK2SCHOOL until July 28th.

Papa Murphy’s Pizza- Enjoy 25% off your entire order with this coupon CANADA25 until July 31st.

Orbitz-  The coupon 4W564SKDZZDB475EDE7 will save you 30% on summer sale travel until July 27th.

Cafepress- Use the coupon JULYSAVR to save an additional 40% on all items until July 20th.

Old Navy- You can use the coupon SPREE to save 20% on your entire shopping order until July 24th.

AllPosters.ca- The coupon code WDNF466 will get you 25% off everything and you will also get free shipping until July 23rd.

Think Geek- You can get 15% off orders of $50 or more until July 23rd with this coupon 15OFF50AGAIN.

L’Occitane- Use the coupon VERBENA to get a free Verbena summer gift when you spend over $55 until July 20th.

MAC Cosmetics- You will be able to get free shipping on all orders with no minimum with the coupon MACSHIP until July 24th.

These are just a few of the great coupons you will find this weekend on the Bargainmoose coupon forum. Make sure to always check the Bargainmoose coupon forum before shopping online.

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May 30

Get $20 Towards Your Hotel & 15% Off When You Book A Flight With Orbitz Canada

Posted by on May 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Get $20 Towards Your Hotel & 15% Off When You Book A Flight With Orbitz Canada

If you need a flight and hotel in the next while, check out this deal from Orbitz. Book any flight on their site while logged into your Orbitz Rewards account (which is free!), and you’ll get $20 in Orbucks to use within 90 days on any hotel booking. On top of that, you’ll be able to use the promo code they have out right now to get 15% off that hotel as well.

I used Orbitz to book all of my hotels for my trip to San Francisco earlier this month. Like a good bargain hunter, I price compared all of the hotel deals sites, including the Canadian ones and found Orbitz the cheapest. Their prices are in U.S. dollars, so I took that into account by using a currency conversion tool, which are easy to find online. I paid with PayPal and my hotels were booked and paid for before I went, at a rate lower than what the hotels were offering, had I booked though their site.

Right now if you need a flight, there are some good flight deals from Canadian and American cities. I do find that when you are flying to a U.S. city, flying from another U.S. city is much cheaper. With this deal, you need to register and sign in for the Orbucks program and you’ll get $20 in additional Orbucks to use for your hotel. When you book your hotel, check the Bargainmoose coupon forum for Orbitz, where you’ll find two different coupon codes for 15% off your hotel. This means that not only will you get a cheap deal on a hotel, you’ll get another 15% off, then another $20 (plus whatever other Orbucks you may have accumulated). Note that not all hotels are promo code eligible, so you need to enter it in when doing your search.

You have to use your $20 in Orbucks within 90 days of getting them.

(Expiry: 12th June 2014)

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May 3

San Francisco On A Budget

Posted by on May 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM

San Francisco On A Budget

I just got back from San Francisco and it is an amazing place to visit. It was voted the #3 best place to visit in the United States this year on Trip Advisor. I can tell you, it is for good reason. There is so much to see, do and eat in this city, and its history is immense. But, considering it is California, which can be expensive, you’ll want to find ways to save your money and I’m going to tell you how.

When to Go

San Francisco is hottest in September, which makes it a prime time to go for weather and less crowds, as it is the busiest during the summer months. Off-season of December, January and February make it the cheapest time to go in terms of hotels. Plan to be there on a first Tuesday of the month as a number of museums waive their admission fees.

Places to Stay

First of all, you’ll want to find somewhere to stay and being a large California city, you are going to pay for it. I searched many of the hotel deal sites and found the best deals on Orbitz. I used a promo code and got another 15% off on top of the deals they already had, which were cheaper than just reserving directly online with the hotel. Space is limited in this city so expect a very small room. The best deal my husband found was for a hotel that only had room for queen sized beds. I opted out of that one, as he is a bed hog and I need my space for sleeping. Use Trip Advisor to find reviews of your hotels and to compare prices with other deals sites.

Depending what you want to do, staying closer to the action will save you the most money as you won’t need to pay extra for cabs or other forms of transportation. We stayed near Union Square, but as an afterthought we think Fisherman’s Wharf would have been better for us since we weren’t there to shop and it had quite a bit more action. San Francisco is extremely hilly – I actually couldn’t believe how steep those hills were – so if you plan to walk, be prepared for sore calves. I did find that staying near Union Square or Fisherman’s Wharf you could get to most of the places you might want to see with walking. The airport is fairly far from the city centre, so even if you are saving extra money by staying near there, you’ll lose it on transportation costs.

Make sure the hotel you do pick includes parking, wi-fi and breakfast for the best deal, although these may be hard to find. If your hotel doesn’t include these amenities, factor this cost into your final hotel cost.

Getting Around

Since we are on the subject of transportation, lets talk about this prime expense. Parking is very expensive in the city and also hard to find. Our hotel charged $50 a night for parking, which I wish I had researched before hand as it definitely impacted my budget. We rented a car because we were leaving to drive the coast and thought it might be easier to just leave from the hotel. It definitely wasn’t the cheaper option. If you are only staying in San Francisco or willing to pick up a car in the city or go back to the airport to get one, you won’t need a car for your San Francisco stay. Most neighbourhoods are walking distance, or are accessible by the BART (their bussing system) and the historic trolleys run right through the city for only $2 a ride. There is also a rapid transit system that leaves from the airport and drops off in the centre of the city, which is also very inexpensive. It is much cheaper to do this than take a cab from the airport. If you are taking the rapid transit (MUNI), then consider its drop-off spots when you book your hotel as well.

Things To Do

There is so much to do in San Francisco. The cheapest thing to do is to walk around and see the city. We walked through Chinatown, North Beach, Embarcardo, the Financial District and Fisherman’s Wharf in a day. We also walked down to Baker Beach, which is just under the Golden Gate bridge and provides beautiful photos. Just walking through the neighbourhoods was one of the favourite parts of my trip because of the friendly and lively people (especially in the Haight-Ashbury district) and the amazing architecture and history of the city. By the end, we were tired and took a cab back, which was only $6 to our hotel and well worth it as our hotel was on top of a very steep hill.

In our travels we found some free activities to do as well, like visiting the cable car museum, city hall (which is only free on certain days), Coit Tower and Musee Mechanique. Lonely Planet lists 25 free things to do in San Francisco. Instead of hiring a guide to walk you around the city, save your pennies and get the public library to do it for you. These tours run daily (five times a day!) and are completely free, or you can leave a donation.

If you are interested in activities that might cost you a bit of money, there are ways to save on these too. We did the Alcatraz tour, which we booked ahead of time at home as these tours fill up quickly. While we paid full price, by booking ahead of time it didn’t take out of our trip budget at the time, and it was well worth it. You can stay as long as you’d like there, so you really can make a full day of it (except that food isn’t allowed). Check out the CityPass for San Francisco, as it will save you 63% of the cost of four major attractions including transportation passes. It is actually cheaper to buy the CityPass at Costco and the price is in Canadian funds, saving you even more.

The Golden Gate Bridge is a must-do and you can walk across, drive across or bike across. We opted to drive as it was so cold when we went, I couldn’t imagine that wind getting me any longer. Parking was free on the other side of the bridge, but I do believe there is a toll to cross, although it seems it is automatic on your vehicle.

Eating

Ah, eating, my favourite thing to do. I was very excited going to California for all the eating I was going to do. I also knew that my eating would comprise a large portion of my budget. Unfortunately, I struck out a little bit with some of the restaurants. One restaurant I really wanted to eat at had no reservations available online a month in advance, but did state that it would take a limited amount of walk-ins. We got there and found the restaurant (it had no sign), but it had a big line already, 45 minutes before it was set to open. We waited and when we got in, they said they couldn’t seat us for another two hours. I was so disappointed. If you have a restaurant you really want to eat at, try hard to get a reservation or expect to line up. It seems there are line ups for restaurants all over the city.

The cheapest eats we did find were actually really good. The best place we found to eat was at the Ferry Building Marketplace. The food was so delicious at all of the little stores and you could get small bites at each place then move on, filling up easily. When we couldn’t get into the above restaurant, I used the UrbanSpoon app to find what else was close by. We were in Japantown, which had a number of noodle and sushi restaurants with very cheap eats. We ended up going to Benihana, which didn’t have a table for us, so we took a seat at the bar, which was having happy hour and got some very cheap sushi and drinks. Research what restaurants have happy hour, as this is a great time to score discounts on food. Inside Scoop SF lists the best cheap eats in San Francisco for 2013.

We also found that restaurants were cheaper for drinks and food outside of the tourist areas, so if you are willing to explore, you might find a gem. I ate some really amazing stuffed dates wrapped in bacon at this little bar we found and the drinks were very cheap there.

For drinks and snacks, don’t give in to temptation and open that bottle of water in your mini-fridge. My husband did and it cost him $4. Also, don’t buy these items from your hotel as the mark-up is nuts! Find a little store and stock up. If your hotel does offer you a free bottle of water or snacks (read the tags to make sure), take those bad boys and store them away for your trip!

Shopping

If you’ve come to San Francisco for shopping or need to pick up a few souvenirs, the best place to do this is in Chinatown. As I said, we did the Alcatraz tour and the souvenirs were so expensive on the island, but I found the same ones in Chinatown for a much discounted price. They also have other items you might want to think about buying there, like a cast iron teapot, which is $80 in Canada, was only $40 there. As for clothing, you can expect that nothing is very cheap in the city. You can check in the Haight-Ashbury district for vintage and consignment stores, as this is a hippie district and there are plenty of them.

Bargainmoosers, do you have any tips for visiting San Francisco on a budget? Let me know in the comments below!

Photo Credit: Eva Webster

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October 30

Orbitz Promo Code: 24% Off Hotels For Only 24 Hours

Posted by on October 30, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Orbitz Promo Code: 24% Off Hotels For Only 24 Hours

Get 24% off all hotels for 24 hours only and this sale has already started.

Click here to book a hotel @ Orbitz.com now

  • Coupon Code: TICKTOCK
  • Discount: 24% off
  • Expiry: 31st October 2013

If you are considering going somewhere in the next little while, consider booking today and getting 24% off your hotel. Considering most hotels are usually over $100, you are probably saving an average of $25, and maybe up to $50 a night! That is not a measly savings.

Orbitz books hotels all over the globe and in every price range. You could stay at the three-star Excalibur in Las Vegas for only $29 a night or Thistle Marble Arch in London England for $204 a night. To use this promo code, you have to find hotels which are promo code eligible and marked as so. You can also use the search form and enter the promo code in the search so it shows you the actual cost of the eligible hotel with the promo code added.

You will need to travel by November 30th to use this code.

Stop by the Bargainmoose forum before booking hotels, flights or any other travel plans and check out Orbitz‘s current coupons.

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October 26

Weekly Coupon Code Roundup

Posted by on October 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Weekly Coupon Code Roundup

There has been a good new group of coupon codes added to the Bargainmoose coupon forum right now that will save you money with your online shipping. Save on fashion, travel, electronics, accessories and more.

Here is a look at some of the coupon codes you will find this week:

These are just a few of the coupon codes you will find posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.  Make sure to check back often, because new coupons get posted multiple times each and everyday.

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October 7

Orbitz: 15% off Hotels and Travel

Posted by on October 7, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Orbitz: 15% off Hotels and Travel

Run away from winter or plan next year’s getaway for 15% less.

Click here to get 15% off your next booking @ Orbitz.com

  • Coupon Code: HOTEL15
  • Discount: 15% off hotels and travel
  • Expiry: 13 October 2013

Orbitz always offers convenience. There is no need to book your flight on one website, hotel on another, and car on a third. You can do it all in one shot at Orbitz. You can even book a cruise or get tickets to events on Orbitz. It’s a great way to book an entire vacation in one shot.

This coupon code adds better value to the equation too. It’s good for travel up until 31st March 2014, which means you can even use this to get money off of spring break travel. And if you’ve done any travel you’ll know that the further away your trip is, in general, the cheaper your tickets, reservations and everything else is going to be. If you don’t happen to have planned your travel that far ahead, you can certainly go for a shorter term trip. Like I said in the intro, winter is coming and now would be the perfect time to get a quick vacation in before the snow flies or to go somewhere warm after it flies. Or go somewhere cold. I’m not here to judge.

For more travel deals, check out our Orbitz.com Coupon Code Page.

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May 13

Orbitz.com: Up to 50% Off Summer Sale + 15% Off Best Hotel Deals Promo Code

Posted by on May 13, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Orbitz.com: Up to 50% Off Summer Sale + 15% Off Best Hotel Deals Promo Code

Orbitz is having a Summer Hotel Sale with up to 50% off select hotels. Plus, get 15% off your hotel booking with promo code at Orbitz.com.

Click here to book your hotel @ Orbitz.com

  • Coupon Code: SUNFUN15
  • Discount: 15% Off
  • Expiry: 26th May 2013

For the promo code, you’ll need to book by May 26th and travel by July 31st this year. Only promo code eligible hotels apply, and this is easy to find, as you can enter the promo code in the “I have a promo code” box and the hotels that show up will highlight if they are promo code eligible. This is so much easier than searching and hoping your code will be available! There are tons of hotels in cities around the world, including many in Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean.

You can use your promo code on top of the 50% off hotels worldwide sale, where indicated. To find a participating property that is 50% off, find the Sale icon beside selected hotels.

Now is a great time to book your summer vacation trip or even to take advantage of great rates and book your Fall and Winter vacations for when the weather turns cold again.

Don’t forget to check the Bargainmoose forum for more Orbitz coupons.

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May 10

Weekly Coupon Codes Roundup

Posted by on May 10, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Weekly Coupon Codes Roundup

If you are like me and like to shop online, you probably are on the lookout for some coupon codes to save you money.  This week there are a ton of new coupons added to the Baraginmoose coupon forum that will do just that.

Here is a look at some of the coupon codes you will find posted:

These are just a few of the awesome coupons that you will find posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.  Remember that it is updated daily so makes sure to check back before you go shopping online.

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April 13

Weekly Coupon Codes Roundup

Posted by on April 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM

 

Weekly Coupon Codes RoundupWe are almost half way through the month of April and we have so many coupons code posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.  We update  it multiple times a day so check it out before shopping online.

Here is a look at what you will find right now posted up on the coupon forum:

You will notice that a few of these companies have multiple coupons that are valid right now.  This is great when you are shopping because you can pick and choose which ones will save you the most money when you check out. I often add all my items to my cart and then test a few of them out and will use the best one.  Sometimes you get lucky and can use more than one at the same time.  Places like Rickis Canada and Biotherm Canada will allow you to use multiple coupons.

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April 5

Weekly Coupon Code Roundup

Posted by on April 5, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Weekly Coupon Code Roundup

The start of this month brought us a ton of new coupon codes to use online.  Every week, we try to grab some of the new coupon codes and round them up in one post for you to scan through.  Along with these coupons listed below, we have hundreds up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum for you to take advantage of.

Here is a look at what you will find right now posted up on the coupon forum:

  • Take $25 off your purchase of $100 at Aeropostale (Exp Apr 7th)
  • Save 20% off full-priced shoes with this Asos coupon (Exp Apr 30th)
  • Free Envirosax Bag with any purchase of $30+ at Lavish & Lime (Exp Apr 30th)
  • Save 20% on glassware at Amsterdam Products (Exp Apr 11th)
  • Get free shipping on all orders with this MAC coupon (Exp Apr 7th)
  • 30 Free Labels when you host an online party with this Lovable Labels coupon (Exp Apr 30th)
  • Save $5 on any order with 2 cleansing products with this Marcelle coupon (Exp Apr 7th)
  • Save up to $300 on hotel and travel with these Orbitz coupons (Exp May 27th)
  • Save 25% & get free shipping on orders over $50 with this Land’s End coupon (Exp Apr 11th)
  • Get $40 off orders over $300, plus free shipping with this Buffalo jeans coupon (Exp Apr 17th)
  • Save up to $100 on your purchases with these Dell Canada coupons (Exp Various Dates)

It seems to me like there are actually more coupon codes out this month than in previous months. If you are shopping online (or in stores for that matter), you might save a little extra money by stopping by the Bargainmoose coupon forum first.  You never know what coupons you will find posted.

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