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October 21

Amazon Canada: KitchenAid Coffee Grinder Only $35

Posted by on October 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Amazon Canada: KitchenAid Coffee Grinder Only $35

Tired of spending all your money at Starbucks or Tim Hortons for fresh coffee? Why not grind your beans at home and keep that money in your pocket, all while enjoying coffee as fresh as you can get it? Amazon has the KitchenAid coffee grinder on for only $34.99, with a regular price of $69.99.

While I don’t drink coffee, I can spot a hot deal when I see one. If you are in the market for a coffee grinder, or are even starting your Christmas shopping early and think this would make a fantastic gift, you’ll love this deal.

There isn’t much to say about this coffee grinder except that it is onyx black and brushed stainless steel with a powerful blade for grinding those beans right down to finely ground. The bowl is also dishwasher safe, which is always nice when buying a new small appliance as not one of us needs more dishes to wash.

What I can also say about this coffee grinder is that there are 18 revies, with the majority being good or great. One that I loved is:

I don’t grind coffee beans. I grind nuts, seeds, cocao nibs, spices and grains. In many cases it out performs my black and decker food processor. I have been using it daily for a variety of foods. I especially like using it to grind oats to replace white flour and chopping nuts. It does everything I need safely and I feel like I’m in control of the texture I desire. It’s so easy to clean. I can’t imagine my kitchen without it.

What I loved about this review is that it made me want to buy this machine! Like I said, I don’t drink coffee, but I would love to have freshly ground spices in my home as I’m such a foodie and think spices can really make your dish.

The reviewers who gave it a poor rating stated that it is loud, which doesn’t surprise me considering you are grinding beans. I don’t know how that can be quiet.

As for price comparisons, I checked Hudson’s Bay, where it is on sale for $44.99 and where it is on sale for $49.99.

As always, get free shipping on orders over $25 from Amazon, so this one will get to you without any extra charges.

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October 16

Wal Mart Canada: T-Fal Filtra ONE Deep Fryer | Was $59 Now $45

Posted by on October 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Wal Mart Canada: T Fal Filtra ONE Deep Fryer | Was $59 Now $45

Are you craving some delicious deep-fried food? Well don’t fret, because WalMart is currently having a great deal on their T-Fal Filtra ONE Deep Fryer! You can now purchase this T-Fal Filtra ONE Deep Fryer for $44.97 – WalMart was previously selling this deep fryer for $58.77. Canadian Tire is currently selling the stainless steel version of this deep fryer for $139.99, and it’s $118.26 on Amazon. You’ll also get free shipping with your purchase!

If you’re looking for a deep fryer, then you should consider picking up this T-Fal Filtra ONE Deep Fryer from WalMart. It can handle up to 2.1L of oil, and it has a food capacity of 1.2Kg. This deep fryer’s Filtra system allows users to easily remove crumbs, and it also has a convenient fold-up handle.

My girlfriend and I decided to bite the figurative bullet and purchase a deep fryer last year, and we’re still happy with our purchase. We may not use it very often, but both of our mouths water with anticipation whenever we decide to bring out the deep fryer for a delicious meal! I especially love using it for breaded chicken nuggets and chicken strips – it just tastes so good!

In fact, writing this article is making me hungry, so I now plan to bring out the deep fryer and make some delicious food sometime next week! Mmmm…

I’ve included a brief review of this T-Fal Filtra ONE Deep Fryer from a satisfied WalMart customer below:

I ordered this item as it was not available in my local Walmart, but was available online. It arrived quickly and I am very pleased with this product. I would highly recommend this deep fryer to anyone who is in the market for a deep fryer. It is easy to use, good price, and has a new way to filter the oil to remove debris from the oil to make it last a little longer and keep it cleaner.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day, Bargainmoosers!

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October 8

Costco Canada: Foodsaver GameSaver Bronze Vacuum Sealing System Now $90

Posted by on October 8, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Costco Canada: Foodsaver GameSaver Bronze Vacuum Sealing System Now $90

Good evening, my fellow Bargainmoosers! This deal should pique the interest of Costco members – you can currently get a Foodsaver GameSaver Bronze Vacuum Sealing System for only $89.99! This product usually retails for $169.99 on Foodsaver’s website, and it’s on sale at Amazon for $139.28. You’ll also get free shipping with your order! Just remember that you need to have your Costco card handy when you’re placing your online order for this Foodsaver GameSaver Bronze Vacuum Sealing System.

With this convenient Foodsaver GameSaver Bronze Vacuum Sealing System, you can keep your food fresh for up to 5x longer! You can learn more specific details about this handy product by clicking on the link above.

I have never owned a food sealing system before, but I can see why many people use them. When I’m wrestling with cling-wrap products in the kitchen, it’s never a pretty sight! I usually end up wasting more cling-wrap than I planned to (I’m just a little clumsy at times).

If you find that you’re constantly having leftovers for dinner, this may be a great investment for you. After all, this Foodsaver GameSaver Bronze Vacuum Sealing System can help you protect your food when it’s in the refrigerator. You can’t go wrong with that – especially if it costs $89.99 with free shipping!

I’ve listed a brief review of this Foodsaver GameSaver Bronze Vacuum Sealing System from a satisfied Amazon customer below:

I bought this because my last food saver finally gave up the ghost. So much has changed since I bought my first one. The Game Saver is an excellent product which I use nearly everyday. I like being able to make my own size bags. The vacuum is strong and there are controls for wet and dry foods. Great product.

Check out this deal before it’s gone! I hope you all enjoy the rest of your evening, my fellow Bargainmoosers!

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October 7

WalMart Canada: Sunbeam 12 Cup Coffee Maker On Clearance | Was $35 Now $15

Posted by on October 7, 2014 at 8:59 AM

WalMart Canada: Sunbeam 12 Cup Coffee Maker On Clearance | Was $35 Now $15

Good morning, everyone! When you rolled out of bed this morning, did you enjoy a nice, hot cup of coffee before you fully woke up? If you’re a coffee connoisseur, but you don’t have a way to make it at home, then this deal at WalMart just might intrigue you! In fact, WalMart currently has this Sunbeam 12 Cup Coffee Maker on clearance – it normally retails for $34.96, but you can get it now for only $15! You’ll also get free shipping with your order, which is always a nice bonus!

This Sunbeam 12 Cup Coffee Maker is a sleek machine that also has a 2-hour auto-shut-off feature. It’s easy to clean, and can help those who love their early morning coffees start their day the right way!

At this time, I currently have 3 coffee machines. 2 years ago, I didn’t have any. I think this might mean that I have a problem!

In reality, I would occasionally have coffee in the past. When I’d see those early morning traffic jams caused by the Tim Hortons drive-thru, I wanted to stay as far away as possible! However, once I got a discounted Nestle Dolce Gusto machine, I started to really embrace having a coffee more often. I may not have one every day, but I’ll at least have 4 coffees a week.

It’s not just about staying alert, either. I have particularly grown fond of dark roast coffees (I do enjoy my dark beers as well, so that may have something to do with it). Then again, my father did have an authentic Espresso machine when I was  a child (it eventually broke down after roughly 14 years of being used on a daily basis), so those Espresso was what I thought all coffee tasted like.

If you were to purchase this Sunbeam 12 Cup Coffee Maker from Sunbeam’s website, it would cost you $34.99. Sears is also selling a similar Sunbeam 12 Cup Coffee Maker for $39.99. I’ve included a brief review of this coffee maker from a satisfied WalMart customer below:

This is an excellent product, I have 2 of them and use both regularly. I purchased this new one as a gift because it has all the features needed, at a very good price.

Since this item’s on clearance, it won’t be around for very long! Happy hunting, Bargainmoosers!


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October 6

Amazon Canada: Rival Crock-Pot 5-Quart Stainless Steel Round Smartpot Slow Cooker | Was $55 Now $32

Posted by on October 6, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Rival Crock Pot 5 Quart Stainless Steel Round Smartpot Slow Cooker | Was $55 Now $32

Good afternoon, my fellow Bargainmoosers! Today on Amazon, you can get a nice Rival Crock-Pot 5-Quart Stainless Steel Round Smartpot Slow Cooker for a good price – normally retailing for $54.99, you can now get it for $31.47. With $23.52 off of the retail price, it’s easy to see why this is a decent deal. You’ll also get free shipping!

This Rival Crock-Pot 5-Quart Stainless Steel Round Smartpot Slow Cooker has some great features, including a programmable touchpad, an auto-warm setting when your cook time is complete, stick resistant coating, and removable stoneware that’s also dishwasher safe. It’s also 5 Qt. (4.7 L), so it’s suitable for 4 to 5 people.

Now that Thanksgiving Sunday is coming up, maybe it’s time to whip out a slow cooker and make that giant meal with the family even more glorious! My buddy is pretty much the king of the slow cooker – whenever the weather starts to get colder, he’ll usually surprise us with some of the best pulled pork I’ve ever tasted! He always uses his slow cooker to prepare it, so you’ll have to excuse me if my mouth starts to water whenever I talk about these appliances!

If you want to purchase this Rival Crock-Pot 5-Quart Stainless Steel Round Smartpot Slow Cooker at Lowes, it’ll cost you $70. I also found a similar slow cooker at WalMart for $42.96. At $31.47 (plus free shipping), Amazon’s deal trumps them all!

I found many great reviews for this Rival Crock-Pot 5-Quart Stainless Steel Round Smartpot Slow Cooker, so it’s highly regarded by its users! I’ve listed one of the reviews I found on Amazon’s website from a satisfied customer below:

Bachelor buying this on sale to test my hand at making some of the homemade meals I loved as a child. I am surprised how easy and fun it is to make beef stew and a pot roast. I found a couple easy recipes online and let the crock pot do its work. Everything was in working order and it’s a good size. Haven’t tested the warming feature since I’m always anxiously waiting for the food to finish cooking lol. No complaints.

This deal may not last long, so check it out while it’s still available. Happy hunting, Bargainmoosers!

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September 29

Future Shop Canada: Hamilton Beach Convection Toaster Oven 31509C | Was $63 Now $30 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on September 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Future Shop Canada: Hamilton Beach Convection Toaster Oven 31509C | Was $63 Now $30 (EXPIRED)

Good afternoon, my fellow Bargainmoosers! Today, Future Shop has their Hamilton Beach Convection Toaster Oven (31509C) on sale for only $29.99. It normally costs $62.99, which is actually pretty decent when compared to its price on other websites (feel free to read the rest of this post to find out how much it costs on Amazon and You’ll also qualify for free shipping with your order.

If you’re looking for a useful counter top appliance, this non-stick 6 slice convection toaster oven/broiler may be the perfect machine for you. It even has an auto safety shut off feature, and a removable crumb tray.

As a teenager and young adult, I constantly used my toaster oven. My family never had one until I was a teen, so when we did get one, I used it on a regular basis. I ignored our toaster (which was eventually sold at a yard sale), and just used our toaster oven for most of my oven-related needs. It was especially handy when I’d buy some frozen foods or cookie dough after a long day at work! I really enjoyed using that toaster oven, it was just so convenient.

This Hamilton Beach Convection Toaster Oven currently costs $96.77 on Amazon, and it’s $79.99 on Listed below is a snippet of a review of this toaster oven from a satisfied Amazon customer:

I’m pleasantly surprised by this toaster oven. We bought this for its compact size as we have limited counter space. We had low expectations but after 3 years it’s still working like it did when it was new. It doesn’t have a lot of features or bells and whistles and it doesn’t quite get as hot as our last toaster oven but it cooks fish steaks and chicken breasts for 2 people flawlessly (we use it like an oven) and it even toasts bread evenly too!

This deal will expire on October 2nd, so if you’re in the market for a new toaster oven, perhaps this Hamilton Beach Convection Toaster Oven would best suit your needs. Happy hunting, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: 2nd October 2014)

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September 19

Lowe’s Canada: 73% Off Hamilton Beach Coffee Maker – Now $19

Posted by on September 19, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Lowes Canada: 73% Off Hamilton Beach Coffee Maker   Now $19

K-cups are great and all but do you love coffee the old-fashioned way? Then grab yourself a Hamilton Beach 49981c single-serve coffee maker on clearance for just $19 at Lowe’s, which is a $50.99 reduction from its original price of $69.99.

Although this Hamilton Beach coffee maker is just a standard coffee making machine, what differentiates it the most from all the other $20 ones is that it looks much sleeker with its more elongated style and stainless steel make. Unlike the other ones, there is also no glass coffee pot as it brews one cup of coffee at a time and has a capacity of 1-5 cups.

I love my Keurig brewer but sometimes I do wish I had a single-serve coffee maker for when I run out of k-cups or for those times when budget doesn’t really allow overspending on coffee (as it’s so much cheaper to just buy ground coffee instead of the k-cup). This machine also promises to serve hotter coffee with a better taste and while the expected temperature of the poured coffee isn’t listed, this is most certainly an intriguing factor as personally, I have had to start using a tumbler to keep my coffee hotter than it would be in a mug. I also tend to drink my coffee really slowly, but even then, it’s not always hot enough right away.

Reviews are also extremely favourable. With 6 reviews on the Lowe’s site and nearly a perfect score of 5 stars out of 5, here’s what on reviewer had to say about this nifty coffee maker:

Made two cups of very hot coffee in about 3 minutes. Perfect for me. I’ve been wanting a single serve coffee maker but didn’t want to spend the big bucks on the one that takes expensive pods. You can use whatever coffee you want in this one. Comes with two scoops so you can have another cup ready to brew while you wait on the first. Best purchase I have made in a long time.

The fact that this coffee maker is 73% off its original price is also pretty amazing because looking around, I found this exact model for the following prices:

Shipping is free as well.

(Image Credit: Krasimir Makaveev)

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September 2

Amazon Canada: Crock-Pot 4-Quart Stainless Steel Slow Cooker Only $18

Posted by on September 2, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Crock Pot 4 Quart Stainless Steel Slow Cooker Only $18

I’m already stressing about dinners and lunches and its only the first day back to school! I work from home and find it hard to give myself a break to go and cook a healthy lunch. I need to get a list of recipes together that are either quick to make or I can make ahead. The same goes for dinner time, as my kids have lots of extracurricular activities booked and I need them to eat right after school. A slow cooker is seriously a life and time saver in these situations. Amazon has an awesome deal on right now for the Crock-Pot 4-quart stainless steel oval slow cooker, now only $17.98 with a regular price of $24.99.

I actually have this exact slow cooker, but I have no idea where I got it and what I paid because I’ve had it for years. It is a good size, cooks the food perfectly and I really have absolutely no complaints. I’ve also used it to make a hot chocolate bar at home last Christmas. I just made a large batch and everyone scooped from it. This year I’m going to try that with apple cider. Slow cookers are seriously very versatile.

Four quarts is equal to 3.7L, which says will feed 4-5 people and I’m going to assume children are only half a person, so it is probably more than enough for a family of five like mine. It has stick-resistant coating so it is very easy to get clean and I can also attest to this. You know when you cook those hearty dishes that inevitably stick to the sides in a crusty, hard mess? Well, those come off with just a wipe of the bowl. It can even go in the dishwasher!

There are a few reviews on Amazon’s site, giving it a 4 out of 5 star rating, including this one:

If you want a basic slow cooker for an affordable price, this is the one. But emphasis on the word “basic”. This is not my first Crock-Pot, and I can see how the quality has slipped over the years. That said, however, it does the job. I know that the high setting is going to cook quickly, the low setting will probably be the ideal setting for actual slow cooking, and the hold warm setting does just that.

Amazon offers free shipping on orders over $25, so you might want to look around for a low-cost item to add to your order and get your shipping covered.

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August 16

Amazon Canada: Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker Only $140

Posted by on August 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Amazon Canada: Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker Only $140

Amazon has a fantastic deal on right now if you love your pizza. Get the Breville Crispy Crust pizza maker, now on for $139.99 with a regular price of $199.99.

My family loves their pizza. Even my pickiest son will eat pizza, although it can only be cheese. My husband is a pizza aficionado, although he does like to keep it simple. I love pizza; seriously, what’s not to love? However, I love gourmet and unusual ingredients. I am the one who adores anchovies and big chunks of garlic and crushed tomatoes and whatever you can throw on a pizza. This crispy crust pizza maker would make a fantastic gift for the family.

What it does

When you go to a restaurant that has brick oven baked pizza, you definitely see the difference from your regular pizza joint’s pizza. The crust is perfect and that really, truly makes a pizza. Well, Breville says you can get the same effect using this machine and you can do it at home. It doesn’t matter if your crust is thick, thin, gluten-free or made of cauliflower (well I’m not sure about that one), your pizza will bake quickly and crispily. There is even a viewing window, so your kids can fawn over how yummy the pizza is starting to look.

Who wants it

Like I said, you could get this as a Christmas gift for the family and store it in your closet. You’d be thankful four months from now when you’ve got most of your shopping done and don’t have to pay the full price. I think it would also make a great gift for a kid heading off to school, as it is just a plug-in appliance. If they are heading off to residence, they could share it with their friends in the common area and instantly make a boatload of friends, simply because they make the best pizza in the dorm.

Price comparisons

Lots of places sell the Breville Crispy Crust pizza maker like Sears, who sells it for $199.99, Williams Sonoma sells it for $222.59 and has it on sale for $159.99, but Amazon beats them all.


All of the reviews on Amazon are positive and for your money spent on this, that’s what you want to hear!

Had my first pizza today from this oven and it was delicious. After an initial heating period it cranks out a pizza every 4 minutes and it does an incredible job on thin crust, home made pizza. I have used a turntable pizza oven before and was happy with the results but could not get the temperature to stay longer on high but this oven is far better as it hits 600 degrees.


Of course, your item will ship free, as Amazon gives you free shipping on orders over $25.

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July 24

My Outlet Store Promo Code: Exclusive $30 Off Bodum Blender (Now Only $39)

Posted by on July 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM

My Outlet Store Promo Code: Exclusive $30 Off Bodum Blender (Now Only $39)

I was recently introduced to a brand new store called My Outlet Store, which is a store that is part of the CardSwap family of stores. They offer outlet or clearance deals on specific items. They are very new, so hopefully there won’t be many kinks for you while shopping, but I tried them out and didn’t have any troubles! They have offered Bargainmoose readers an exclusive promo code that is good for today and tomorrow on the Bodum 1.5L Bistro blender, which they are selling for $69, and it has a regular price of $129.99. Bargainmoose readers get another $30 off this price, making the blender only $39!

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  • Discount: $30 off the Bodum blender
  • Expiry: 25th July 2014

You all know Bodum as a brand name for their tea accessories, but it seems like they also make blenders, and it looks like a good quality blender. It has five speeds for making everything from soups to smoothies at the right pace. The jar is BPA-free and has a rubber handle so it doesn’t slip. The lid is also pretty cool, with two openings – one with a grid that lets you get out just the liquids and no chunks, and the other for pouring it all out. The jug and lid are also dishwasher safe. You also have four colours to choose from:

  • red
  • black
  • green
  • white

While price comparing, I found that $39 is a phenomenal price for this blender. Sears sells it in white for $78.94. Future Shop sells it in black for $172.99. Best Buy sells it in the red for the same price as Future Shop.

Shipping is $4.95 for this item, although it looks like if you spend over $100 your shipping is free. But, the coupon only seemed to work once, giving me one $30 discount. If you were going to buy more than one blender, I’d do two separate orders as saving $30 is nicer than paying $4.95.

For this My Outlet Store coupons, and other exclusive coupons, always check the forum.

My Outlet Store Promo Code: Exclusive $30 Off Bodum Blender (Now Only $39)

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July 15

Sears Canada: Breville Hemisphere Control Blender Only $135 (49% Off)

Posted by on July 15, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Sears Canada: Breville Hemisphere Control Blender Only $135 (49% Off)

Sears has a hot deal on if you are looking for a high-quality blender. The Breville Hemisphere control blender is now only $135.99, with a regular price of $269.99, which amounts to 49% off.

First off, the price comparisons. Best Buy has it at full price for $269 and had it for $169. As you can see, nothing beats the price at Sears.

Now, the specs. This blender is intuitive powerhouse. It has five speeds, but it also has pre-programmed smoothie and ice crush settings, so you don’t have to guess. It has 750 watts and an LCD timer. The motor, jar and blades are all very high-quality, so you know that this blender is an investment that will passed on down to your children.

I have quite an old blender and I’ve been saying for a while that I need a new one. I make smoothies on a regular basis and I’d like to do more with my blender, like crush ice for drinks. Right now, I have to blend a bit, stir with spoon, blend again, stir again, repeat, repeat, repeat. It is a bit tedious for those healthy smoothies I make. I like all the features of this blender and I think it looks sleek enough to keep out on my counter.

I found one review on the Breville site, which was very promising:

This blender delivers consistent results and takes on difficult challenges with the ease of much more expensive machines. The “smoothie” function does a great job or breaking down hard ingredients like frozen fruit and whole almonds.

Shipping is free on orders over $99, so besides the deal, you’ll get this to your home with no additional cost.

Photo credit: Jan A

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July 14

The Bay Canada: $100 Off KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer + Bonus Ice Cream Bowl ($130 Value)

Posted by on July 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM

The Bay Canada: $100 Off KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer + Bonus Ice Cream Bowl ($130 Value)

Have you been wanting to buy the KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer? For the next couple of days, The Bay is offering a free ice cream bowl with the purchase of any KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer, which is also on sale for just $349.99 (reg. $449.99).

On its own, the KitchenAid ice cream stand mixer usually retails for $129.99 and it’s definitely a pretty nifty tool to have alongside the stand mixer. Although you can buy any regular ice cream maker for as low as $29 at Walmart, the KitchenAid far outweighs all of them because it takes less space, is bigger and the motor is known to last longer. This promotion also perfectly coincides with the current hot weather as you could use the bonus ice cream bowl to make frozen treats for the whole family to enjoy and cool off with as it sure beats overspending on Dairy Queen every day!

Amazon has the Artisan mixer on sale for $349.99 but the fact that The Bay is throwing in a free ice cream bowl is what pushes this deal over the edge. Arguably, Costco is selling the KitchenAid Professional 6000 lift stand mixer for $359.99 and while it’s only $10 more for a mixer that can hold more (5.7 L as opposed to 2.1 L with the Artisan), I actually have the professional one and I wish I would have gotten the artisan instead. The reason for this is that while I fancy myself a baker, I don’t bake nearly as often or as much as I would like. So if like me, you don’t see yourself making dozens upon dozens of cookies simultaneously or say, multiple triple-layered chocolate cakes, then I would definitely recommend the Artisan one.

Other points to consider when debating between the Artisan and the Professional is that the latter is much taller and may not fit on your counter, especially if your cupboards are lower. I also wonder about the effectiveness of making regular batches in such a large container as the Professional and I would think that a regular mixer would perfect mix much better.

You can also save up to 40% off a variety of KitchenAid small appliances as well right now. Among these, I found the KitchenAid Architect blender in candy apple red on sale for just $129.99 instead of $199.99. It can hold up to 48oz and has 5 different blend speeds: stir, mix, chop, puree, liquefy or chop ice.

Since The Bay typically offers free shipping on orders over $99, your order will also be shipped free of charge.

(Expiry: 17th July 2014)

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July 4 Cuisinart 12 Cup Coffeemaker (Refurbished) (Now $69.99, Was $139.99)

Posted by on July 4, 2014 at 8:00 AM Cuisinart 12 Cup Coffeemaker (Refurbished) (Now $69.99, Was $139.99)

If you are in the market for a new coffeemaker, you may want to consider this refurbished Cuisinart 12 cup coffeemaker, which is now $69.99 (regularly $139.99) from

I have to admit, my love affair with coffee is temperamental. I wouldn’t say I have a sophisticated palette when it comes to coffee but I definitely have a discerning one. About 8 years ago, our run of the mill, nothing special, coffeemaker up and quit one morning, however it was possibly the worst timing for me.  I was in the midst of prepping to host a bi-weekly baby group playdate for the first time. We are talking eight first time, sleep deprived moms who are not only starving for adult conversation with others who can relate to their woes, but a guaranteed, uninterrupted, much anticipated hot cup of java. So my loving husband ran out and splurged on a coffeemaker I had been coveting, but was clearly out of our budget at the time. It made the b-e-s-t cup of coffee, enough said.

Sadly that one bit the dust two years ago, and this time we just couldn’t splurge so we sucked it up and used our air miles on a coffeemaker that held a lot of promise. One feature that peaked our interest was the stainless steel thermal carafe. My husband did a lot of research on glass carafes vs. thermal carafes and we went for it. Sadly, I haven’t enjoyed a cup of coffee at home ever since.

I think it’s safe to say that I gave it the old college try. It’s been over two years and financially it just doesn’t make sense that I would rather walk to our local shop than to brew a pot at home. I’ve noticed my husband doing the same thing over the past few months.

And so we’ve decided it’s time to invest in yet another coffeemaker. Here is what piques my interest with this refurbished Cuisinart 12 cup Coffeemaker:

  • Manufacturer Re-certified with 90 days Warranty (original: Limited 3-Year Warranty)
  • Hot water system lets you enjoy instant soups, teas, cocoas and more, and offers indicators that let you know when your hot water is ready and when it s time to refill
  • Carafe temperature control offers a heater plate with high, medium, and low settings
  • Removable drip tray leaves you plenty of room for travel mugs

I read several reviews on this product and the only issue that seemed to span the different merchants was the five “loud” beeps at the end of the brewing cycle. Not sure if this is a deterrent or not but it will go into my list of cons for this product for now. However for the pros side of the list, I really do think the hot water system could be a nice feature as my husband drinks herbal tea on a nightly basis.

At most stores the cost is $129.99, however at you can pick up the same machine, brand new through Cuisinart for $83.99. So if you are weary of the refurbished status you could go that route.

As always offers free shipping on all purchases, no minimum required. Plus if you collect Aeroplan points, you will receive a bonus 800 points with the first order of $99+ after adding your Aeroplan card to your account.

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June 27 Cuisinart Square Belgian Waffle Maker (Now $75.99 Was $99.99)

Posted by on June 27, 2014 at 12:30 PM Cuisinart Square Belgian Waffle Maker (Now $75.99 Was $99.99)

If you are looking for a way to impress your family at breakfast, check out this deal at Lowe’s: their Cuisinart Square Belgian Waffle Maker is now $25 off. Plus, use this coupon code (SAVETHETAX) to save the tax till Sunday, making the final price $75.99 (regularly $99.99).

My family loves when I break out the belgian waffle maker. We try to make a big breakfast on one weekend morning, and though this doesn’t always happen especially now that the nice weather is here, it’s something our children look forward to. It took me a couple of tries to come up with a belgian waffle recipe that worked for us, but once you have the base you’ll find that you can evolve from there. Recently I’ve even started incorporating different flours (coconut, buckwheat), but our stand by is a mixture of whole wheat and white flour.

The waffles are a fun way for the kids to customize a portion of their breakfast. Sometimes we incorporate fresh fruit (bananas, apples, raspberries, strawberries or blueberries, other times my children opt for chocolate chips or a combination of the two. Occasionally we get really crazy creative and incorporate fresh fruit and chococlate chips (bananas with peanut butter chips and mini chocolate chips are a fav). I know, we are w-i-l-d! If I’m going to go to the trouble of making waffles, I always make extra and freeze them. This way I can send half size portions in the children’s lunches.

Be sure to do your research on the best way to care for your waffle iron. The model we have only requires us to wipe the griddle clean after each use. Washing waffle irons with soap and water after each use can eventually impact the quality of waffle and the consistency in which you have satisfying results.

Although I don’t own this exact model, ours is a Cuisinart and we have owned it for over 16 years without fail. Check out this customer’s review on the model featured:

makes excellent waffles every time. This will, of course, also depend on the recipe used but no matter which recipe I try the waffles always come out right. I particularly like the 4-waffles- at a time- feature. This waffle maker gets a lot of workout in our household and doesn’t take that much space in the cupboard either.

This item ships via parcel shipping, which is free across Canada, so that’s an extra savings. As well, Lowe’s offers free in-store pick up: pay for it online and pick up within the hour. However, your local store must have it in stock.

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June 25

Walmart Canada: Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer Only $64 (Was $128)

Posted by on June 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Walmart Canada: Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer Only $64 (Was $128)

Have you ever read the stories about the people who really wanted deep fried turkey and either burnt themselves really badly or started a fire? Well, it happens and you shouldn’t let it happen to you. Instead, get yourself an indoor electric turkey fryer and be safe. It is now deeply discounted at $64, with a regular price of $128.76 and you’ll get free shipping too.

I’ve never had the desire to deep fry a turkey, but I really have heard they are totally delicious. One of my favourite things is crispy chicken skin, so I can just imagine how crispy the turkey skin would get in here. Apparently, the meat also gets really succulent and of course, this is going to cook your turkey way faster than it would in an oven.

I checked out this deep fried turkey recipe from Michael Smith (one of my most favourite Canadian chefs), and I’ll tell you, it looks good. It cooks the turkey at about 3 minutes per pound, which is significantly faster than the oven method. I love how he instructs you in the recipe to make sure there are no flammable structures, children, pets or teenagers (because they aren’t quite children anymore, but you don’t want them burnt either) around the fryer when you are immersing the bird.

It looks like this machine is made by Butterball, so you know it is made for turkeys. It also says up to 4 minutes a pound with a maximum turkey weight of 14lbs. This means you could have Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner (or just a turkey feast) on the table in less than an hour. It includes a digital timer and thermostat temperature control so you know exactly when to pull the turkey out. It also uses 1/3 of the oil of regular turkey fryers, which is a bonus, since I’m sure you need quite a bit of oil to deep fry a turkey.

My husband loves deep frying everything and this would make a well-appreicated gift for him.

Photo credit: Jen Lund

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