October 7

Lids Canada: Toronto Blue Jays Caps Were $45 | Now $30 & Free Shipping

Posted by on October 7, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Lids Canada: Toronto Blue Jays Caps Were $45 | Now $30 & Free Shipping

Let’s go! Blue Jays! Let’s. Play. Ball. No doubt if you live in Canada, you’ve heard this song a few times lately. The Blue Jays are on such a winning streak and so favoured to win the whole thing, I’ve heard that all of Canada is now claiming them as theirs. Sorry, they are the Toronto Blue Jays and that’s it! With the bandwagon jumped on, I thought I would find some hot deals for all of those who don’t have Blue Jay gear waiting in the closet for some glorious wins (myself included). Lids has a huge section of Toronto Blue Jays caps with a regular price of $44.99, now only $30 and luck be have it, they’ve got free shipping on $30 with coupon code FREESHIP9CA. Normally you’d have to get your total up to $60 or pay $10, so this sweetens up this deal nicely.

Last Friday it was Blue Jays day at my kid’s school. I very luckily had a hand-me-down Blue Jays tee for my oldest to wear, but my younger sons had to wear just plain blue. I was disappointed in myself that I couldn’t show their pride at school in their baseball team. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 14

SportChek Canada: 50% Off Bauer Vapor Hockey Bags – Now $30 & Free Shipping

Posted by on September 14, 2015 at 1:53 PM

SportChek Canada: 50% Off Bauer Vapor Hockey Bags   Now $30 & Free Shipping

SportChek Canada is offering 50% off Bauer Vapor Carry Bags designed for Hockey but great for almost any sport where you need to lug around accessories. Both the large and the medium size carry bags were $59.99 but are now marked down to $29.99 each. Receive free shipping on all orders ($15 value) right now at Sport Chek.

Unfortunately, SportChek gives NO information about these bags – not even their dimensions! Thanks to, I have the answer for you. The large measures 37″ x 20″ x 17.5″ and the medium measures 33″ x 18″ x 16″. In addition, I found that carries these same bags for $45 USD (medium) and $50 USD (large). Elsewhere in Canada, similar Bauer bags retail for $60 to $75+. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 3 Children’s Soccer Cleats Were $25 | Now $10 USD & Free Shipping

Posted by on September 3, 2015 at 11:35 AM Childrens Soccer Cleats Were $25 | Now $10 USD & Free Shipping

Soccer is one of the most popular sports to put young children in. They learn teamwork, get a lot of exercise, and have a lot of fun at the same time. Puma Canada has discounted children’s Adreno FG JR Firm Ground Soccer Cleats from $25 down to just $15. Use coupon code LABOURDAY15 to take an extra 30% off your order, thus bringing the kids’ cleats down to $10.50 USD. All prices are in USD.  Receive free shipping on any order with no minimum right now at Puma Canada.

All three colour choices are on sale: black/white, pink/black, yellow/black. Sizes include 10 – 13 and 1 up through 7 with half sizes included. Essentially, there is a size for your child and it is in stock right now. As Puma charges in US currency, these cleats would have been $33 CAN and will now be around $13.85 CAN. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 13

Jays Shop Canada: Free Shipping No Minimum (EXPIRED)

Posted by on February 13, 2015 at 2:21 PM

Jays Shop Canada: Free Shipping No Minimum (EXPIRED)

The Jays Shop Canada is the official web store for the Toronto Blue Jays. Today only, they are offering free shipping on all orders with no minimum required.

No coupon code is needed; the discount will be automatically taken off at checkout. I made a b-line for the clearance section so I could combine sale items with the free shipping offer.

If your child is a huge Blue Jay’s fan, then pick them up a new shirt. This Youth Girl’s Night Game T-Shirt by Majestic was $21.99 and is now on sale for $16.49. Sizes medium, large, and extra-large are still available. While rather hard to see on a white background, the Youth Ice Cream Sandwich T-Shirt by Outerstuff is also a fun t-shirt. Originally $24.99, the tee is on sale for $18.74.

Adults can enjoy fresh Blue Jay gear as well. This Turn Table V-Neck T-Shirt by Majestic was $32.99, and is now $24.74. Sizes small and large are available. I am not one for licensed merchandise, but these Women’s Medallion Shorts by Concepts Sport are actually pretty cute. I like the pattern and the Blue Jays logo is not too ostentatious. Originally $29.99 each, they are now on sale for $22.49. Sizes medium, large, and extra-large are in stock right now.

One of my favourite Blue Jay pieces is fairly non-typical. This adorable Women’s Floral Crop T-Shirt by 5th and Ocean uses a sketch style font on a floral background to show your support for the home team. Originally $34.99, the shirt is now $26.24. Only size large and extra-large are still available.

Pick up individual team player tee shirts as well. This Ricky Romero Player T-Shirt by Majestic is on sale from $34.99 down to $26.24. Sizes start at small and go up to 2XL. Many of the individual team player shirts have very good size availability compared to the generic team shirts.

There are plenty of sweet little deals for those who are not into shirts. This Lawrie Jersey Bear by Forever Collectibles was $16.99 and is now $12.74. There are also baseballs, framed prints, and more

There are a huge number of deals in the clearance section. All clearance items appear to be 25% off their original price. Combine 25% off deals in the clearance section with the free shipping promo and you will get the best deal possible on Blue Jays gear.

(Expiry: 13th February 2015)

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January 26

Lids Canada Coupon Code: 2 Toques Were Up To $75 | Now $25

Posted by on January 26, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Lids Canada Coupon Code: 2 Toques Were Up To $75 | Now $25

Lids has a fantastic deal on right now, where you can get two toques for only $25 with regular prices of $29.99 and up to $38.99. That equals a significant savings no matter which way you look at it.

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  • Coupon Code: 2FCA
  • Discount: 2 for $25 toques
  • Expiry: Unknown

I sadly just got home from vacation and was hoping that maybe it would be an early spring for my return. Of course, being still January, I was sorely disappointed and its minus one million here today. I at least had that week in the sun to soothe my winter blues, but I still need something to cover my and my family’s heads in this frigid cold.

This deal from Lids is quite amazing, as if you bought two toques for $38.99 each, you’d pay $77.98, but with the coupon code, you’ll pay only $25 and save $50! You can actually get six toques for the price you’d pay for two.

A lot of the boys at my kid’s school have this Chicago BlackHawks New Era Blackout Stripe Pom Knit hat that sells for $29.99. Although we don’t live in Chicago and actually live near Toronto, I don’t see many wearing this Toronto Blue Jays New Era Blackout Stripe Pom knit hat, that also sells for $29.99. That is unfortunate as it is a nice looking hat and we should support our local team, even though baseball has yet to start for the year. I guess you could do both and get both hats for $25.

I could point you to different hats, but I’ll let you know instead that Lids has seriously every single sports team you can think of in all genres like baseball, hockey, football and more. They have over 1100 toques just for men, with a few for women and kids. Technically, toques are pretty universal so I’d think that women and kids could probably wear the men’s styles as well.

You can search by gender, but also by team, brand, colour, size and price. Price really doesn’t matter in this case as all toques will be two for $25.

Because they offer free shipping on orders over $60, it might be well worth your while to get yourself six toques, or you can ship to the store for free.

This Lids coupon is housed safely in its spot in the coupon forum, so check it out when you get a chance.

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December 20

Save up to 60% off Shoes & Sports Items @ SportChek’s Boxing Day Sale ON NOW

Posted by on December 20, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Save up to 60% off Shoes & Sports Items @ SportCheks Boxing Day Sale ON NOW

SportChek Canada has released their Boxing Day Sales flyer. These Boxing Day deals start tomorrow, the 20th of December and run through to 29th of December 2014. This year, the entire store is either on sale or clearance priced. You can save between 20% – 60% off almost everything in the store.

This Boxing Day it looks like SportChek will be your go-to place for sports attire and equipment. With up to 60% off select items, you really will want to check in. This flyer is only one page, but it is packed with great offers for Boxing Day.

If you snowboard or ski, now is the time to get some savings. If your significant other is the snow lover, you might be able to snag an excellent last minute Christmas gift. The Burton Men’s Transfer Black or Women’s Transfer White snowboard boots are on sale for $90 off, which leaves you paying just $129.99 each. You and your other half can match while on the slopes. Even if you are still in need of a board or skis – SportChek will be the place to shop. The Burton Process 30 2014 Snowboard is $200 off, leaving you to pay only $229.99 and the Volkl Women’s Essenza Adora 14/15 Skis with 3 Motion TP LT 10.0 Bindings are $180 off, ensuring you pay just $269.98. I wasn’t able to find these skis and bindings together online, so these are available in store only. Now all  you need is some goggles. Speaking of goggles, SportChek also has these on sale starting tomorrow. Get the Spy Doom Black Bronze Goggles for $99.99 instead of $220.

Now back on track for some last minute Christmas gifts. Why not get dad or grandpa some NikeGolf Vapor Black 2.0 Golf Balls (12 Pack) for just $17.99. That is 40% off the regular price. You can also get the TaylorMade 12 Pack of Urethane Golf Balls for the same price. Choice is nice but these are also only available in stores.

If anyone else is obsessed with shoes like I am, I advise you not to scroll to the lower half of the flyer page. You will save up to 60%  off select shoes from popular brands like Reebok, Adidas, Timberland and more. The Timberland Men’s Larchmont Chukka Boots are 50% off – putting them at a low price of just $69.99. If you love Uggs, but don’t love their high prices then you should check out the Women’s Firefly Boots which will be 50% off. The Firefly Paige Winter Boots for kids are normally $49.99 so once you receive your SportChek Boxing Day discount you will pay just $25.00.

There will also be a great selection of clearance items available for awesome prices during the SportChek Boxing Day sale. You can expect to see 50% off select winter outerwear clearance, duffle bags & packs for 40% off, 25% off clearance men’s select Sonic Compression Solid Tops and Bottoms and more. If you do make use of any of these offers at, free shipping is attainable when you spend $99 after discounts, unless you use the coupon code AFS4913, which gives you free shipping on a $49 spend.

See all of Sportchek’s hot Boxing Day deals in the forum.

(Expiry: 29th December 2014)

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October 27

Lids Canada Coupon Code: 40% Off Most Items – Today Only

Posted by on October 27, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Lids Canada Coupon Code: 40% Off Most Items   Today Only

Good morning, Bargainmoosers! Lids is currently having a decent sale today when you use a special coupon code. You can save 40% off most items when you spend at least $60 on their items. Also, when you spend $60 or more on the Lids website, you’ll qualify for free shipping! This coupon code is only valid today from 10AM to 1PM and 9PM to midnight EST.

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  • Coupon Code: FLASH40CA
  • Discount: 40% off
  • Expiry: 27th October 2014

Some of the exclusions for this sale include NFL & MLB jerseys, New Era Diamond Era styles, NFL Training Camp 3930, select Lebron James, MLB Champ gear, and NFL BCA 3930.

If you’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to pick up some hats or sportswear, then this must be a good day for you! You can find plenty of officially licensed sports apparel and merchandise at Lids, and now that Christmas isn’t too far away, it can be the perfect time for you to pick up some gifts for any sports fans that you know, whether they’re family, friends, or an awesome person that you work with.

You can find a great variety of items that this great 40% off coupon code can help you save with, including NHL hockey jerseys, select MLB baseball hats and apparel, CFL football merchandise, FIFA soccer apparel, MMA hats, and so much more. When you have at least $60 worth of merchandise in your cart, just input the coupon code listed above to save 40% on your order!

Listed below is a snippet of a review of the Lids website from a satisfied customer that posted on Sitejabber:

I like ordering online just as much as I like shopping in their stores. They always have the latest styles and designs, shipping is fast, and their customer service has always been helpful during the few times I’ve needed them.

As I mentioned previously, this code will only be valid today from 10AM to 1PM and 9PM to midnight EST. I hope you all have a great day today, my fellow deal hunters!

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October 5

How to Save Money on Minor Hockey

Posted by on October 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM

How to Save Money on Minor Hockey

Hockey is our national past-time, played by kids and adults on ponds and ice rinks across the country, but it’s extremely expensive to play in a league. From the equipment to the dues and registration fees, the average cost of minor hockey can be $500 to $1,000 a week, especially if you count gas, hotels, food and other costs related to team road trips and tournaments.

“Once you’ve signed on for the season, you’re expected to be there and play, whether you budgeted for it or not, and you wouldn’t miss it for anything,” Theresa Dostaler, a hockey parent, told The Globe and Mail. She estimated at the time that she would spend at least $5,600 a season for her three kids to play hockey (two boys on rep teams and a three-year-old daughter in tyke).

Not every kid can be Sidney Crosby and most kids don’t play with the talent and skill needed to make it even close to the NHL, but no matter what level you kid plays at, and whether it’s for fun or for larger major league aspirations, hockey will quickly empty the wallet of any parent – it does not discriminate.

So, with that in mind, we give you ways your kids can still play hockey, while you can save some money along the way.

Buy Equipment Used or Secondhand

The great thing about kids is they grow out of equipment. It’s great for parents because that means there’s tons of barely-used equipment (last year’s model) lying around. Hell, there’s even a store with locations across the country and all they sell is second-hand sports equipment. They’re called Play It Again Sports and they’ve got helmets, skates, pads, sticks and goalie equipment that’s all been gently used and priced at a discount compared to the new stuff. Other stores across the country like Sports Junkies and Totem Outfitters have also gotten into the action. Though, it’s important to use caution with secondhand equipment because certain pieces need to meet the safety standards of the Canadian Standards Association, especially helmets and face shields.

Plus, if you’re going for last year’s models, the best time to buy is the last week of July or the first two weeks of August and the earlier you go to the store, the more opportunity to take advantage of the greatest selection and deals. Honestly, there’s really no point in buying new equipment every year if your kids are under a certain age.

After all, as Philip Mckee of The Ontario Hockey Federation told Money Sense Magazine, “Kids don’t need sticks costing more than $75 or skates over $300.”

Try a Starter Kit

You can get an early start on savings by purchasing a hockey equipment starter kit for kids who are just entering the sport. The Ontario Hockey Federation has teamed with Bauer and Canadian Tire to offer a Jonathan Toews starter kit called JT19, which includes all the protective equipment you will need in small, medium and large sizes. The kit comes with shoulder pads, shin pads, elbow pads, pants and a hockey bag at prices ranging from $82.99 to $123.99. It’s a great way to grab most of the equipment you need in a single shot and comes in small, medium and large sizes.

Lobby to Lower Registration Fees

Registration fees can vary widely depending on where your child plays. According to The Observer, fees range in price from $600 in Petrolia to as high as $2,100 for the Chatham Cyclones. The Sarnia Hockey Association charges a $610 registration, but offers a discounted $535 early-bird fee.

Still expensive fees, especially when you get up to a rep team level where some teams charge the equivalent of college tuition, are driving kids away from minor hockey, according to CBC. Actually, it is possible to find cheaper fees, but the cost of ice time continues to go up, which is the main reason teams are charging more than ever.

Rob Gardner, president of the Greater Toronto Hockey League, told CBC that “in Toronto, an hour of city-owned ice costs $170, up eight per cent from last season. Private ice in St. John’s costs $200 an hour and about $270 in Toronto.”

But there is hope. You can lobby your hockey association to partner with a government or private organization that helps cover the cost of sports activities In St. John’s, its minor hockey leagues partner with a government organization called Recreation Experiences and Leisure (R.E.A.L) to help cover costs and a similar organization – Athletics for Kids – does the same in West Vancouver. Both organizations cover registration, equipment and sometimes travel expenses for kids in need. It’s also important that you join a team and a league that holds regular fundraising activities that can help subsidize the cost.

As a league, West Vancouver Minor Hockey uses $2,000 from an annual fundraising lottery to cover their players in need, they subsidize all players ages five to eight and they accept credit card payments so that registration fees don’t need to be paid all in one shot. If your league isn’t already doing these things make sure they are. You can also lobby corporate sponsors to partner with your league and cover ice time, so that registration fees don’t have to be so expensive.


With travel expenses one of the big, rising question marks of any hockey career, it is impossible to know just how much it will cost. The Globe and Mail estimates the figure to be somewhere around $2,200 a year per player. Usually that means at least $1,000 just in gas alone. Every city across Canada with a hockey team feels the pinch that’s why it’s important to participate in bottle drives and sell advertising on the back of jerseys to help offset costs. Some teams offer deals on tournaments, such as buy one, get one free.

But perhaps the best way to get rid of travel costs is to fundraise – a staple of most minor hockey teams’ annual repertoire. There are many ways to do this, including a garage sale, a golf tournament, a car wash, bottle drives and countless others. Tons of advice for putting on these various fundraisers can be found at like how to arrange your events so they are either all ages or just for the parents, if you are so inclined.


In most cases, low income families that are eligible can qualify for a grant to cover their minor hockey costs from $100 to $500 or more. The usual suspects to look into include Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart Program, KidSport Canada and Hyundai’s Hockey Helpers, RBC’s Play Hockey Program, Chevrolet Making Dreams Possible and more. It’s as easy as Googling “Minor Hockey Grants” or asking your local hockey association. There are also corporate sponsors such as Tim Horton’s and Esso that sponsor hockey camps, coaching clinics and hockey programs for kids across the country.

Shop with Puck Bucks

If you shop for hockey equipment and everyday items at Club Hockey Canada you’ll get 20% of the cost of your purchase back in Puck Bucks (one puck buck = one dollar), which can be redeemed directly towards registration fees, tournament fees and ice time. So, for all you shopaholics out there, Hockey Canada invites you to purchase home electronics, kitchenware, tools and garden equipment, along with various items from recognizable brands, and save on your child’s hockey expenses.

Photo credit: Mark H. Anbinder

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October 2

Lids Canada Promo Code: 40% Off Select NBA Jerseys

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

Lids Canada Promo Code: 40% Off Select NBA Jerseys

Good morning, basketball fans! For a limited time, Lids Canada is having a sale on a decent selection of their NBA jerseys. With the coupon code below, you can save 40% on the jersey of your favourite team! For example, I used the coupon code on a Miami Heat Dwyane Wayde jersey that usually costs $139.99, but with the promo code it brought the price down to $84. This particular jersey usually sells for $109.95 US at The NBA Store, and it’s $109.99 US on the American Footlocker website. Plus, if you spend at least $60, you’ll qualify for free shipping.

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  • Coupon Code: 40NBA
  • Discount: 40% off select NBA jerseys
  • Expiry: Unknown

Some of the exclusions of this deal include any NBA child, toddler, or infant jerseys, NBA Retired Player Swingman Jerseys, NBA Nickname Soul Swingman Jerseys, New Cleaveland Cavaliers Lebron James Rev 30 Replica Jerseys, and any clearance items.

The only basketball jersey I’ve ever owned was for the Charlotte Hornets back in the mid 90’s. I didn’t have it for any particular reason, and I didn’t exactly follow basketball (I did know about Dennis Rodman, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Larry Bird, but that was about it). However, I did like the colours of the jersey, and it was also great to wear whenever I was playing or hanging out with my friends, since it was so comfortable.

Listed below is a brief review of an NBA Swingman Jersey from a satisfied Lids Canada customer:

Got my son this jersey for his birthday and he loves it! He can show off his team pride with style and its perfect to wear summer or winter! 

There are many great NBA jerseys that you can choose from here. There is no announced expiry date for this coupon, so if you’re in the market for a new basketball jersey, now’s your chance to get one for a decent deal. Happy hunting, Bargainmoosers!

You can find more Lids Canada coupons right here.

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August 12

Akross Canada Coupon Code: Exclusive 20% off $100+

Posted by on August 12, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Akross Canada Coupon Code: Exclusive 20% off $100+

Do you have a kid in martial arts or are you yourself in martial arts? You don’t have to buy your gear and uniforms from your dojang at their inflated prices. You can get it from Akross Canada and you can also save 20% off your $100 and up purchase with our exclusive coupon code. Unfortunately, you can’t use this coupon on sale items.

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  • Coupon Code: 20MOOSE
  • Discount: 20% off $100+
  • Expiry: 31st August 2014

My two older boys are in martial arts and my youngest will be starting it in the fall. I absolutely love having them in martial arts, as I feel that not only does it promote physical fitness, it also teaches important life skills like discipline, focus and safety. My oldest child has done the gamut when it comes to extracurricular sports, but there is nothing he liked more than martial arts. It also gives him a goal to focus on, which is usually the next belt and ultimately, his black belt.

But, martial arts can be insanely expensive. I spend over $100 a month per kid just to do the classes, then there is the gear on top of that. I’m very excited about this coupon from Akross, as I had never thought to buy online. I’m also hoping to get started myself in martial arts, so this will save me money on my own uniform and sparring gear.

My oldest son now needs his own set of sparring gear, like this JCalicu head guard in red. I’m going to need to figure out the sizing chart to see what size will fit his head. It sells for $47.50.

Sometimes when you enroll your child in martial arts, the starting deal will include a uniform. If it doesn’t, you can get your own. My youngest will be starting in little dragons, and I love this dragon uniform for him, which I could also add his name too! It is $54.90 regularly priced.

If I got both the uniform and the head guard, I’d save the 20% and pay only $81.92, saving over $20. Every penny counts when you are a martial arts kid’s mother!

Akross Canada also offers free shipping on orders over $25, which is a really great and low threshold. If you are using this coupon, you definitely get free shipping and if you can’t use the coupon, you can at least get yourself free shipping on stuff I bet you are going to buy anyway!

Check for all of our exclusive and our latest Akross coupons in the forum.

Akross Canada Coupon Code: Exclusive 20% off $100+

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August 10

Wagjag Canada: $39 For 6pk OxygenPlus ($75 value)

Posted by on August 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Wagjag Canada: $39 For 6pk OxygenPlus ($75 value)

Pick up a six-pack of O+ Skinni Canadian Sport – Natural at Wagjag Canada for $39 with shipping included. This package has a $75 value; therefore, you are saving 48% on the original retail value (including shipping).

OxygenPlus (the manufacturer) sells the six-pack of O+ Skinni for $69.99, which means that the shipping is valued at $5. You have heard of oxygen bars, where people go to get a shot of oxygen to stimulate their lungs, relieve headaches, and energize their body. Consider this your oxygen bar to go. These transportable canisters each contain over 50 breaths of 95% enriched oxygen.

The can is about eight inches tall, so you can easily transport it in most winter jackets, backpacks, or gym bags. I did a little digging and found out that the canisters are not approved for air travel (on board), but you can check them in your luggage underneath. That is unfortunate, because in the middle of a twelve hour flight, with air that has been recycled by a couple hundred mouths, is exactly when I would like a shot of pure oxygen.

I am not sure how many of the claims about pure oxygen are true and how much is hype, but I do believe this would have benefits during winter sports that involve higher elevations. Skiing and snowboarding come to mind in particular, because the pros often go to high elevations where the oxygen level is much lower than it is down here. With a canister of pure oxygen, it could help them breath better and have a better run because oxygen feeds the blood (and the blood feeds the muscles).

I did a little price comparing, but no one came close to the Wagjag Canada deal. has a three-pack of the Oxygen Plus 3-Pack O+ Skinni Natural for $35.97 US. They do not ship to Canada. Also, here you have half the amount of product for almost the same price as the Wagjag Canada deal. sells the six-pack for $69.99 with free shipping, which was the best other deal I could find.

The product will arrive within four to six weeks of deal closing date. There is a limit of ten per person. Taxes and shipping are both included, so there are no additional charges.

Have you ever tried pure oxygen before? If so, then I would love to get your feedback on how it tastes and how it made you feel!

(Expiry: 21st August 2014)

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May 12

How To Score Cheap Professional Sports Tickets

Posted by on May 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM

How To Score Cheap Professional Sports Tickets

NBA and NHL playoff seasons are upon us, and it is my family’s favourite time of the year, especially when our favourite teams are in the finals, which unfortunately is not the case this year.  If the Senators and the Raptors had been in the playoffs, we would have had a very happy house!   My girls happily watch sports with their dad throughout the year; it’s a fun way to spend time together.   We’re looking forward to being able to take the girls to some live games eventually.   Although I’d love to be able to go to an NHL playoff game this year, it’s financially impractical for us.  One of the closest professional sports teams is the Toronto Maple Leafs, but according to Forbes, their tickets are the most expensive in the NHL, averaging $368.60 per ticket!  Tickets to the Leafs are out, but what are some other, less-expensive ticket options for us?

Book in advance or at the last minute

Next year we are taking the kids to Orlando, Florida, and it would be a perfect time to take the entire family to an Orlando Magic game.   According to SeatGeek, the average cost of a ticket to a game is $56 per person.  To be honest, this is too expensive for our family, as my children will still be very small when we go (they will be 5 and 7), and I doubt they will appreciate the game to the extent we would so we need to look for some cheaper ticket options.  As we are planning our trip almost ten months in advance, we have lots of time to look around for the best tickets prices.  Given that we’re not married to the idea of attending a game, we also have the flexibility to wait until the last minute to see if we can get a good deal.  TickPick is an online auction which sells tickets to many professional sporting events.   If you sign up to their ticket blog, you can get a small discount if you buy your tickets through them.  Last minute tickets will likely be etickets or deals which require local pickup, and since we will have a car for our trip, this will not be a problem for us.  We will keep an eye on all the deals and determine which tickets to purchase before our trip.

Buy tickets direct from the sports club

Another option for cheaper tickets is to subscribe to the team’s fan page, facebook page and other social media outlets.  The Orlando Magic’s official website has theme nights and promotional offers that run through the year, and they also have ongoing partner promotions where you can win prizes including tickets to a game.  I will definitely subscribe to this website in advance of our trip and hope that we win tickets before our trip.  Free is a much better price than $56 per ticket!

Check out the junior leagues

Obviously, the pace and quality of junior league games is not of the same caliber as most professional games, but they still provide fantastic entertainment usually at a very reasonable price.  The Canadian Hockey League is a great example of top quality hockey played in local city centres at a reasonable cost.  According to NHL, over half (50.6%) of players drafted to the NHL have played hockey in the CHL.  We have an OHL team in my hometown, and we have been to a number of games throughout the years. Oftentimes the company I work for will rent a box, and employees are able to purchase discounted tickets to the game.  The company throws in snacks in addition to part of the ticket cost, and I am able to enjoy an awesome night of hockey for practically free.   If there is a sports team close to you, and your employer has a social committee, take a few minutes to recommend this as an option for a social event.

Pre-season games

Last year my husband and I attended a pre-season game at our local arena, which was super fun.   Although the game didn’t have all the players participating, it was a fun (and cheap!) way to see our favourite team play professional hockey. Additionally, because the game was local, we were able to save money on travel expenses to the game.  The tickets were also extremely reasonably priced, at around $25 per ticket.  There were also some local promotional codes available that some of my friends who work in the health care industry were able to take advantage of.

The thrill of seeing a professional sports team in person is simply amazing.  Even if you don’t like sports per se, the experience of being in a large arena with many people cheering is intoxicating, and rooting for your team is a ton of fun, assuming that people around you are good sports about it!

Bargainmoosers, how do you score good prices on professional sporting events?

Photo credit: Paul Nicholson

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May 8

IceJerseys Canada: Sale on Montreal Canadiens Gear

Posted by on May 8, 2014 at 9:30 PM

IceJerseys Canada: Sale on Montreal Canadiens Gear

Watching the hockey game tonight? I’m working and studying for my French midterm (how ironic) but several of my friends are watching the game. I was checking out IceJerseys and they have a bunch of Montreal Canadiens’ gear on sale you might want to check out.

This Montreal Canadiens Women’s Premier Replica Road Jersey was $99 and is now discounted to $59. You can order the jersey in an XS, M, or an XXL.

For the boys you can pick up some authentic jerseys in either the white or the red. Get the Montreal Canadiens Reebok EDGE Authentic Road NHL Hockey Jersey for $199 (was $299) or the Montreal Canadiens Authentic Home NHL Hockey Jersey also for $199 (was $299).

If your budget is a bit on the tighter side, then check out the Montreal Canadiens Gryphon Tri-Blend T-Shirt  that was $30 and is now only $12. This Montreal Canadiens Soft AppliqueT-Shirt (Heather Red) is also reasonably priced at $12, originally $30. There are many sizes still available in this shirt while the other shirts tend to be a bit more limited. The Montreal Canadiens Double Stripe Tri-Blend FX V-Neck T-Shirt is also only $12 (was $32)

Receive free shipping on orders of $85 or more.

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April 24

Lids Canada: Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off Select Caps, Apparel and Novelties

Posted by on April 24, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Lids Canada: Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off Select Caps, Apparel and Novelties

Shop for hats, apparel, and sports collectibles from Lids right now and enjoy buy 1, get 1 50% off pricing on a wide selection of items.

Support your team with a new ball cap, t-shirt, or maybe even a garden gnome from Lids and you can save with buy 1, get 1 50% off pricing on select items. Unfortunately, as a Vancouver Canucks fan I don’t have any playoff games to wear my new gear to, but there’s always next year, right? I could pick up this Canucks women’s t-shirt for $36 for myself and grab this cool Johnny Canuck hat for my husband for just $17.50 (regularly $34.99). And if I add this Christmas ornament (on clearance for $7.99), I’ll reach the free shipping minimum of $60. Of course, if you don’t want to spend $60 but still want to save the $9.99 standard shipping fee you can always just have your order shipped to your nearest Lids location for free pick up.

The BOGO 50% deal is available on a pretty big selection of MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL, and NCAA items. And you can mix-and-match items from the different categories. So if you’re a baseball fan who supports the Blue Jays you can buy this 47 Brand MVP cap for $27.99 and pair it with this Los Angeles Lakers t-shirt for just $14 for the basketball fan on your shopping list (originally $27.99).

And if you can’t manage to find anything you like in the BOGO selection, you still have an opportunity to save on your purchase with this Lids coupon code for $20 off your order of $100 or more. Unfortunately, the two discount offers cannot be combined.

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March 19

Bass Pro Shops (US) Coupon Code: Free Shipping on $75

Posted by on March 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Bass Pro Shops (US) Coupon Code: Free Shipping on $75

Bass Pro Shops (US) currently has a coupon code for free shipping when you spend $75 or more at their online store. I think it is perfect timing because their Online Fishing Classic Sale is currently happening and their Outlet store is well stocked.

Click here to shop @ Bass Pro Shops now

  • Coupon Code: DEAL14
  • Discount: free shipping on $75+ to Canada
  • Expiry: Unknown

There will be a $3.50 brokerage fee charged on all Canadian orders because this is a US store. However, if you are a major fisher and this store has what you really need, then this coupon and the sale could be a god send! Because this is a US store (with only a few locations in Canada) I was looking for the best deals and though the fishing sale area is pretty nice, I gravitated towards the outlet.

I found these HotMocs Boot Covers that were $39.99 and are now $9.77 (76% off), which are great for keeping your feet warm. Another great deal is this Deluxe RodBunk – Fly Rod that was $30.99 and is now $11.77 (62% off), which makes it far easier to transport your rods.

Here are a few more good deals:

These are all big deals on great outdoor wear and equipment. I added a few items to my cart to test out how much shipping would normally be to Canada, and it was over $20. So you are saving a good deal on shipping alone. Your order will ship from the US, so customs/duties may apply. If you live in Calgary or Toronto, you could also pick up your order in store.

All prices in USD.

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