Princess Auto Canada

August 9

Powerfist 24V Cordless Impact Wrench Only $24 @ Princess Auto Canada (+Shipping) – now expired!

Posted by on August 9, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Powerfist 24V Cordless Impact Wrench Only $24 @ Princess Auto Canada (+Shipping)    now expired!

Powerfist. POWERFIST! What a powerful brand name! That’s the brand of this cordless impact wrench from Princess Auto, which I think is rather a good price. Originally $92.43, there’s $40.40 of a discount, bringing it down to only $52.03.

(UPDATE – the deal expired fast!)

I’m going to show you a bit of info for you as to what you get with this power tool and some of the features:

  • Includes one hour quick charger
  • Comes with a high capacity 1,700 mAH Ni-Cd battery pack
  • 2900 impacts per minute
  • 280 ft-lbs of maximum torque

I personally don’t have a whole wealth of knowledge on this type of tool, so I asked my partner about it. Here are his words:

You know the way a screwdriver goes bzzzzzzzzz… a screwdriver has a normal electric motor which turns. An impact wrench actually uses a hammer action so that it is knocking the screw round in incremental little jumps. It is far more effective and far more powerful especially for high torque environments. But ah… ear plugs are essential, not optional. 24V is high voltage… I’d like one. But they’re incredibly loud.

Well, there you go!

Price Comparison

While I cannot price compare this exact cordless impact wrench elsewhere as it is Princess Auto’s own brand, I can show you some prices of similar devices from other stores and brands.

On Home Depot, I found similar cordless impact wrenches from $79, they were Makita – but that price was for the tool only, without the rechargeable battery. On Amazon.ca, there are Dewalt ones from $65 to $100, but again they didn’t have batteries included in the price. So we can see that this price from Princess Auto is really good considering it comes with the battery included. Please understand that I am just comparing like for like here, it’s a general overview of a similarly specced tool.

Canadian Shipping

Shipping depends on where you live, but when I was doing a test order, it showed at $12. That’s a bit steep, but it’s a good base price on the cordless impact wrench itself, so it could be worth it.

There aren’t many in stock, this deal may not last for long!

(Expiry unknown)

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February 17

PrincessAuto Canada: 4 Ton Hydraulic Body and Frame Repair Kit Only $100

Posted by on February 17, 2014 at 2:30 PM

PrincessAuto Canada: 4 Ton Hydraulic Body and Frame Repair Kit Only $100

Fancy yourself a car repair expert? Get the tools to do the job from PrincessAuto for only $99.99.

This isn’t going to have broad appeal here, I suspect, but it’s still a good deal. As usual I checked Canadian Tire, Princess Auto’s biggest competitor, for a price comparison and an almost identical set is $169.99. The regular price on the Princess Auto one with $159.99. You’re saving $60 so you get it for $99.99. Shipping to me on the east coast is about $20 so if you live close to their shipping facility (in BC, i think) then it’ll be cheaper. You may also be able to get this deal in store.

This is basically a hydraulic system that lets you manipulate the body and frame of a car. Generally this is something you need to do after you get in an accident or something. This is definitely something I’m going to leave to the pros but there are people out there with way more skill and confidence than I have who would definitely be up for the challenge.

It seems like something you might buy once and never use again but I’ve never been to a body shop for less than $300 (and that might have just been parts) so if I could cut out the labour portion of the bill by doing it myself, I’d definitely be saving money by getting this.

Do you do your own car work? Let me know in the comments below!

(Expires: 2nd March 2014)

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February 3

Princess Auto Canada: 3 1/2 Ton Low-Profile Floor Jack Only $125 (Save $75)

Posted by on February 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Princess Auto Canada: 3 1/2 Ton Low Profile Floor Jack Only $125 (Save $75)

Bypass the mechanic and do it yourself with a 3 1/2 Ton floor jack for only $124.99 (regularly $199.99) from Princess Auto Canada.

Don’t do any work on your car unless you know what you’re doing. Seriously, you can really hurt yourself or bust up your car pretty badly so be careful.

I’m so mad. Normally I take this opportunity to show you how terrible Canadian Tire’s prices are. Every time I price check a Princess Auto item against the same or similar item at Canadian Tire, Princess Auto is always cheaper. And it isn’t just that the sale price is cheaper, the regular price is cheaper too. It’s ridiculous. Of course right now Canadian Tire’s price system is down so I can’t look up the price in order to show you how much better this is at Princess Auto.

I did the next best thing and got the price from Home Depot. It’s not a 3 1/2 Ton Low Profile Jack but rather a 3 Ton Jack. It’s $189.99 which is just about regular price for the Jack at Princess Auto.

If I had the facilities to work on my truck, I’d have one of these. Unfortunately I have an uneven gravel driveway and I definitely don’t need a rock shifting and dumping a truck on me. Even right now I have something messed up with one of my wheels. I know I could fix it or at least diagnose it if I could get the car up in the air and spin the wheel. Maybe pop the wheel off and take a look to see if something is rubbing on the rotor.

I don’t know how much shipping is because that functionality of their site isn’t working for me right now. I suspect it won’t be cheap since it’s pretty heavy but it’ll be expensive to ship from any store and you can probably pick these up in-store as well.

(Expires: 14th February 2014)

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January 9

PrincessAuto: 14″ 33cc Poulan Chainsaw for $75 (save $25)

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

PrincessAuto: 14 33cc Poulan Chainsaw for $75 (save $25)

Use a chain to saw things for less with PrincessAuto with $25 off, now only $74.99.

Could I ever have used a chainsaw a few weeks ago. We got hit by ice like a lot of other people in the country and I had some trees that had to be trimmed back. Some of them will have to come down after the snow goes. Anyway, out I went with the bow saw to hack away at tree limbs. It would have been much easier if I had a chainsaw to take them down. I don’t even want to think about how much it’s going to suck to get through the full sized trees that I need to take down. I have one that there is no way my bow saw will work. For that I’m going to need a chainsaw. Actually, to be honest, I’ll need a pro with a chainsaw but still, chainsaw.

As I am wont to do, I checked out this same item on the Canadian Tire website and, as they are wont to do, Canadian Tire is charging way more. It’s actually laughable how often the price at Canadian Tire is more expensive than Princess Auto. They are even more than the above price. And not by a little bit. By a huge amount. This chainsaw is $99.99 at Princess Auto when it’s not on sale. At Canadian Tire the regular price is $169.99. If Canadian Tire had this on sale for twice the discount as Princess Auto is offering, it would still be $20 more than the Princess Auto regular price.

Shipping is based on where you live or you can get it in store.

(Expires: 19th January 2014)

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December 23

PrincessAuto: Boxing Day Flyer Sale Preview!

Posted by on December 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM

PrincessAuto: Boxing Day Flyer Sale Preview!

Get a gift for your garage at Princess Auto’s Boxing Day sale! It starts online and in-stores on the 26th December 2013, and here is some info about it.

Princess Auto always has good prices, on sale or not but when they have a sale, well, it just makes shopping there even better. Their Boxing Day flyer is huge so I’ll pick out just a handful of items but make sure you check out their flyer to get all the deals.

The one thing I wish Princess Auto wouldn’t do is have these “special buys” all the time. In this article it’s the 168pc Tool Set and the Freeman Air Nailer Kit that offend. There is no before and after price and no indication of what you are saving. I did some research on these and found that the Freeman Nailer Kit is around $230 normally but I couldn’t find the same Tool Set as the one that is on sale. I found similar ones for around $180 on Amazon.com and $150 on Sears.com but those are both American.

Princess Auto also has a deal on right now where, if you buy more than $75 worth of stuff, you get up to $39 off shipping. Here’s the full Princess Auto boxing day flyer:

(Expires: 31st December 2013)

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November 5

PrincessAuto: $30 for Three Piece Snowmobile Dolly Set

Posted by on November 5, 2013 at 12:01 AM

PrincessAuto: $30 for Three Piece Snowmobile Dolly Set

The snow is about to fly so get your snowmobile out quick and easy with these snowmobile dollies for 40% off from PrincessAuto.

Normally I go straight to Canadian Tire to get a competitor’s price on products I see on sale at Princess Auto. I mainly do this because Canadian Tire is almost always more expensive. This time I didn’t get the chance to pour salt in the wound of Canadian Tire sucking because they don’t even carry the products. So I went to Home Hardware. They did not disappoint. Regular price at Home Hardware is $59.99. Regular price at PrincessAuto is $49.99! On top of that you save another $20 because of the sale and only end up paying $29.99! Not too shabby for a quick and easy way to move your snowmobile out of storage without any damage or hassle.

We just got a Princess Auto here and I’m so excited! Of course it’s Christmas time so I haven’t been in. I’d come out with no money left for gifts and that would be terrible. I used to go online, check a bunch of stores and spend a lot of time looking for the kind of stuff that PrincessAuto carries. I always want to make sure I get the best price. It was, of course, almost always cheaper at PrincessAuto but I’m not a car guy so I only buy car stuff when I need it right away. That means I was paying more money at local stores because I just needed it right away. Now I’m going straight to my local PrincessAuto and if I don’t need it right away, I’m still hitting up PrincessAuto.com!

Shipping for me was around $10 but I live a bit away from a shipping depot. For you it will depend on what you’re getting and where you are.

(Expires: 17th November 2013)

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October 13

Princess Auto Canada: Tri-Fold Aluminum Ramp for Only $100 – Lowest Price Yet!

Posted by on October 13, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Princess Auto Canada: Tri Fold Aluminum Ramp for Only $100   Lowest Price Yet!

Was this tri-fold aluminum ramp too expensive the last time I wrote about it? Well, it’s almost $40 less now, so check it out at Princess Auto.

Like I said before the link, I wrote this up once already. When I first wrote about it, it was $137.99 and you were saving $92. The original price at the time was $229.99. Now, it’s dropped in price again, so even though you’re saving less money ($80 as opposed to $92) you’re still getting it for less. This time it’s $99.99 instead of the new regular price of $179.99!

It’s still the same great product, and this is a better deal. One of our Moosers, JFranz said of the last deal:

Actually a great deal as if it’s a solid ramp the price is incredibly low!

Well JFranz, I hope you either didn’t buy this ramp the last time, or aren’t reading this now, because it’s still the same great ramp but at an even better price! The ramp is meant for loading a truck or trailer, but you could use it for anything you need a bridge or ramp on. Of course, make sure you stay safe, and don’t use this product irresponsibly.

Looks like shipping to my place in Atlantic Canada is a bit more at $35 this time, but it’s still a great deal.

(Expires: 20th October 2013)

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September 26

PrincessAuto: $50 off A Propane Convection Heater! ($120)

Posted by on September 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM

PrincessAuto: $50 off A Propane Convection Heater! ($120)

It’s about to get really cold so keep warm with this Propane Convection Heater from Mr. Heater and Princess Auto Canada!

We do a lot of stuff outdoors in the winter, which is kind of weird. I think a lot of people take cold as a reason to stay inside. But no, we spend a lot of time sitting in hunting blinds, ice fishing shacks and other small, freezing cold boxes. Many of these cold boxes are unpowered. That’s where something like this 30,000 to 80,000 BTU convection propane heater comes in handy.

It’s normally $169.99 but you’re getting $50 off so you only have to pay $119.99. A small price to pay for not being found as a frozen corpse in a shack somewhere.

This is a convection heater so it sucks cold air in the bottom and expels warm air out the top. It says that it’s best for small to medium confines spaces so, as I mentioned, perfect for a hunting blind or ice fishing shack. Even for a shed or garage if you want to do some work without freezing. It would even be good if you have a big driveway to shovel and want a warm place to sit half way through digging out from the latest snow storm.

This item qualifies for free shipping with Princess Auto’s September free shipping deal. If you are getting it after the September shipping deal, shipping will be based on where you live.

(Expires: 6th October 2013)

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September 23

PrincessAuto Canada: 50% off a 440 lbs Flip Down Hand Truck ($30)

Posted by on September 23, 2013 at 9:00 PM

PrincessAuto Canada: 50% off a 440 lbs Flip Down Hand Truck ($30)

Start moving stuff like a pro with this flip down hand truck from Princess Auto! It was $59.99, now $29.99.

I might have mentioned this before but I feel kind of weird writing about stuff from Princess Auto. I think it’s because so many of our articles are for women by women. Of course there are women who are gonna salivate over a great price on a floor jack or throw stacks of money at their screen in an attempt to get an awesome ratchet set to immediately fall out of their computer. But I’d say for the most part, at least with stuff from Princess Auto, the primarily female audience of BargainMoose adheres to the standard heteronormative structure. That being said, I think almost everyone – male or female – should have one of these hand trucks.

The only reason I say almost everyone is because if you have a bachelor apartment, you probably don’t have room for this. So why would you want one of these? Well, simply, to move stuff. I don’t even mean for moving furniture (which we’ll discuss later) but for day-to-day stuff. I do a huge chunk of my groceries at Costco and I never bring bags. So I end up making fifteen trips back and forth like I’m a choo choo train just to bring in all the stuff. With something like this you can just load up all your groceries and haul them in one load. Do you burn wood for heat in winter? Stack it on this to move it around. Do you garden? This is more compact and just as useful as one of those big green garden wagons. And like I mentioned earlier, it’s awesome for moving furniture around when you are rearranging or painting or even just cleaning.

(Expires: 6th October 2013)

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September 20

PrincessAuto Canada: 50% Off Pair Of Vehicle Dollies

Posted by on September 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM

PrincessAuto Canada: 50% Off Pair Of Vehicle Dollies

Move your latest car project or something else with this pair of vehicle dollies from Princess Auto.

I’m not really a car guy. I know how to fix a lot of stuff, but I’m not an enthusiast. I’ll never own a project car. However, there are a lot of car guys in Canada (and wives of car guys) who need to occasionally move their cars. This could be to move it from where you work on it in the driveway to where you store it in the garage at night. This doesn’t even have to be for a project car, it could simply be for a car that broke down.

Here is a review from one of those car guy’s wives I was taking about:

We purchased 2 sets of these vehicle dollies and my husband was able to move his 1970 GTO from one garage to another with ease. Much easier on the back! We just had to bolt the casters onto the cradles and they were ready to use. They are very solid. Minor detail – They are blue in color and not black as shown.

You get a set of two for $44.99. You’re saving $45 off of the original $89.99 price tag. Each pair of dollies can handle 2000 lbs., so four will support a 4000 lb. vehicle.

While they are meant for cars, I’m sure these could be used to transport other things too, but again, they are meant for vehicles so please be careful when using them. We don’t want any of our readers to get hurt!

(Expires: 22nd September 2013)

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September 15

PrincessAuto Canada: 6V/12V Battery Tester For Only $20 (Save $30)

Posted by on September 15, 2013 at 9:00 PM

PrincessAuto Canada: 6V/12V Battery Tester For Only $20 (Save $30)

A car battery tester is an essential for everyone reading this and for $20, there is no excuse not to pick up this one from PrincessAuto.

A battery tester seems like a waste. It sits on a shelf for years, but when you need it, you are glad you have it. There are a lot of crooked mechanics out there who just want to get your money and they will lie to do so. If you go in there already knowing your battery is bad (or better yet, avoided going in there) then the tester has paid for itself. Everyone should have one sitting in their basement or closet.

This one is normally $49.99, but you save $20, bringing it down to $19.99. Shipping, for me, was $8.

Continuing on my investigation of how badly Princess Auto outperforms Canadian Tire in just about every way, I looked into a near identical battery tester at Canadian Tire. Much to my shock, the original price was $49.99 – the same as Princess Auto! But Princess Auto has it on sale, so that’s obviously a better – wait… What’s that?! Canadian Tire has a sale too and it’s a birthday sale!? Oh no, this doesn’t look good for my deal. I mean, you’d figure Canadian Tire would at least have price matched their sale, especially on their birthday. Oh, hold one. No. That’s right, at Canadian Tire the tester, on sale, is $29.99, and they won’t ship it to your door for $8.

One of these days I’m going to write up a great Canadian Tire deal, and someone reading it is going to come back to this article and throw it in my face. Oh well, until then, enjoy your cheap battery tester from PrincessAuto!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 7

PrincessAuto Canada: Save Up To $39 On Shipping With $50+ Purchases

Posted by on September 7, 2013 at 10:30 PM

PrincessAuto Canada: Save Up To $39 On Shipping With $50+ Purchases

Shipping from Princess Auto isn’t always the cheapest, but this month you can get your stuff shipped to your door for less!

Princess Auto, even before sales, usually has the best price, so paying a bit more for shipping isn’t a problem. Their shipping isn’t any more than any other online retailer, it’s just that they ship log splitters that weight 110 pounds, 80 pound socket sets and 40 pound aluminum ramps. They aren’t shipping Spider-Man toys or shirts. It just costs a lot to ship big, heavy stuff.

In September you will save up to $39 on shipping costs when you shop on the Princess Auto website or via their 1-800 number, and spend $50 or more. If your shipping cost is $39 or less, it’s free. If it’s over $39, you just take $39 off the price of shipping. That tri-fold aluminum ramp I mentioned up there, for instance, would be free for me, as shipping to my location is under $20.

(Expires: 30th September 2013)

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August 28

Princess Auto Canada: $100 Off 20 Piece 1″ SAE Socket Set (Only $199.99)

Posted by on August 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Princess Auto Canada: $100 Off 20 Piece 1 SAE Socket Set (Only $199.99)

When you need to do some heavy duty work, you need a heavy duty socket set, like this one from Princess Auto at $100 off, for $199.99.

I’m not an overly handy person. I guess it’s not a lack of skill, but rather a lack of confidence. I didn’t redo my bathroom on my own because I didn’t want to screw it up and have the bathtub fall through the floor. When it comes to cars, though, I have confidence. I’m not sure why, but I think it’s that a car is set in a certain state and, as long as you leave it in that state, it should be fine. I know that’s over-simplifying it, but that’s how I think of it. If I put down new tile, I’m starting from bare wood and I need to make tiles appear from scratch. If I need to replace a battery in my car I can look at it, see how the battery was in, and put in a new one. That, my dear friends, is my round about way of saying that even though I’m kind of a dummy when it comes to traditional manly-man worky-work stuff, I think everyone needs a ratchet set. There is always something you can use it for. Actually, when I painted the bathroom (all on my own!) I used my ratchet set to take off a light fixture. Even if you aren’t a car person, there is something you will eventually need a ratchet set for.

Admittedly this specific ratchet set is a bit extreme, so if you don’t already have a smaller set, you’ll probably want to start with something a bit more universally useful. Of course if you already have a bunch of tools, this could be a great addition to your set for a great price. It’s normally $299.99, but you’re saving $100. You get it for $199.99.  I checked the competition (Canadian Tire) and a similar but smaller (3/4 inch) 20 piece set is $249.99. I suspect if they had the same set, it would be at the very least $299.99 but probably $349.99. We’ll come back to that, though. This thing weighs about 80 pounds so shipping is expensive at around $35. If you have a Princess Auto nearby, look for the deal there. If not, $35 isn’t that bad when you consider you’re saving $100 off the regular price.

The socket set itself has 16 sockets from 1-5/8 inch to 3-1/8 inch. It also has a one inch drive ratchet, an eight and sixteen inch extension bar, and a 1/2 Inch Drive sliding t-bar. It comes in a metal case. No plastic cases falling apart here.

So, getting back to Canadian Tire, the set would likely be more around $349.99 if they had it. Canadian Tire absolutely gets their lunch eaten by Princess Auto when it comes to, well, pretty much anything that they sell. It’s really kind of sad. Princess Auto is opening up locally and you could spit on Canadian Tire from the parking lot of Princess Auto. They are even up on a hill looking down upon the pitiful Canadian Tire store. It’s going to be very interesting to see how the competition tries to compensate within the local store when Princess Auto finally opens up.

(Expires: 8th September 2013)

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August 26

Princess Auto Canada: 40% Off 1500 Pound Capacity Trifold Aluminum Ramp (Only $140)

Posted by on August 26, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Princess Auto Canada: 40% Off 1500 Pound Capacity Trifold Aluminum Ramp (Only $140)

Need an easier way to get stuff on your truck or trailer? Do it for less with this ramp from Princess Auto.

When I looked at this deal I figured shipping would be expensive, so I almost didn’t write it. I mean, it’s huge, I couldn’t imagine it being reasonable. I decided to stick my postal code in there anyway and it only came up to $20 for shipping to Atlantic Canada, and it shipped from Purolator. That’s not bad at all!

The actual deal is that you get the ramp for $137.99. The regular price is $229.99. You’re saving $92! That’s a really good price, especially where princess auto usually has great prices to start with! A very similar (almost identical) ramp at Canadian Tire is $299.99 and they won’t ship it to your door. The ramp is meant to be used for loading a trailer or truck, but I suppose it could be used anywhere you need a ramp or even a little bridge.

On a side note, isn’t Princess Auto great? They have had one in a city near me for a while and they are finally getting one in my city. If I was the local Canadian Tire, I’d be worried about my automotive section. Princess Auto constantly prices their products better and the quality is usually just as good as Canadian Tire offers. It’s not a store I’m going to go to a lot, but every once in a while I need something like a bottle jack or a ratchet set. Princess Auto is definitely going to be my new first destination when I need stuff like that.

One thing about this deal – it says it’s only starting on the 27th August 2013, but it is available on the website now. I’ve noticed that they always do this. I don’t know if the people who do the website just push the deals early, before they go home for the night. Whatever the case, the deal is available so have at it!

Canadian Tire or Princess Auto? Fight! …it out in the comments below.

(Expires: 8th September 2013)

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July 29

Princess Auto: 40% off 3 1/2 Ton Low Profile Floor Jack ($120)

Posted by on July 29, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Princess Auto: 40% off 3 1/2 Ton Low Profile Floor Jack ($120)

Get 40% off this 3 1/2 ton floor jack from PrincessAuto Canada!

I’m going to be up front with you guys and tell you that this thing is expensive to ship. It’s like $40. If you happen to have a princess auto nearby, you’d probably be best served by going there. But if you don’t you’re actually saving $80 on the original $199.99 price of the product so with shipping you’re still saving 20% or $40. Regardless, the product itself is only $119.99. I checked out other retailers and they are all around $200. Some are a bit more or a bit less than $200 but none come close to the $119.99 mark of this one. Even with shipping, you aren’t going to find anything this cheap.

So why do you need a 3 1/2 ton floor jack? Well, primarily to jack 3 1/2 tons off the floor. Specifically, you are likely going to be using this for your car. A lot of people out there have the skills to work on their cars but do not have the tools. Generally this is because it’s really expensive to get the tools. Getting a floor jack of this quality for this price would be a huge boost to anyone looking to do this stuff.

I feel compelled to mention that working on your own car is dangerous. Be safe, don’t do anything dumb. If you drop a truck on your head, I’m going to be very disappointed in you!

(Expires: 11th August 2013)

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