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September 15

Humble Bundle Freebie: Get Receiver Game for Free TODAY (HOT!)

Posted by on September 15, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Humble Bundle Freebie: Get Receiver Game for Free TODAY (HOT!)

Humble Bumble has a sweet little freebie for all you gamers out there. Request your free copy of Receiver from Humble Bundle today.

I signed up for the free games just to test it out for you guys. You are emailed a link through which you redeem the code via Steam. Humble Bundle will need to connect to Steam via your browser to redeem the code. This was a real pain for me because it took forever for me to get the darn caption right (I suck at captions). Once you are emailed a link for Receiver, you can then refresh and click the gift checkbox to give a free copy to a friend as well. So not only do you get a free game, you can also give it to a friend as well.

The Steam key you receive must be redeemed before the 29th of September 2014 @ 10AM PT or else it will be lost to Davey Jones’ locker.

As mentioned above, this is a Steam redemption, so you will need the Steam platform to play this game. This game is compatible with Mac, Linux, and Windows operating systems. Receiver retails for $4.99 US so you are getting nice value for no cost.

The game is a single player action shooter without turning you into an indestructible here. Here are a couple cool reviews:

Receiver didn’t cast me as some nigh-invincible mass of regenerating muscle. The end result, then, was that I felt exactly how I’d expect Real Me would in a combat situation involving live ammo.
– Rock Paper Shotgun

and:

Successfully reloading a gun for the first time through sheer muscle memory is easily one of the greatest feelings in gaming.
8.5/10 – Destructoid

So pick this game up before your time runs out. As of now, you have just over 18 hours left to request your free copy of Receiver.

(Expiry: 16th September 2014)

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September 8

Steam Powered: Up to 90% Off Games

Posted by on September 8, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Steam Powered: Up to 90% Off Games

I am very impressed with Steam’s Weeklong Deals sale this week. With up to 90% off games, you really have no reason to feel bored or be looking for something to do. Because darling, we have it all right here for you at prices that will make your heart skip a beat.

A little reminder folks: all prices quoted are in USD. All games are Steam downloads so nary a word about shipping is needed.

I like lists, so let us do this simply. Here are the games in the top discount tier on Steam this week:

Get 90% Off:

This is just the games on sale for 90% off; there is a plethora of games for 80% off, 75% off, as well as 50% and other discounts. It is a massive sale for game lovers and you must check it out.

Personally, I am most interested in the two Book of Unwritten Tales games. They combine adventure RPGs with puzzle games, which happen to be two of my favourite things. The first game has over 150 puzzles to solve and over 300 items you can find and use throughout the game. There is also humorous dialog and fun characters. One gaming website reviewed the game saying:

Never in the past decade we’ve seen such a well-built comedy/ fantasy adventure game, filled to the brim with great narration, sense of purpose and feelings of joy and despair. An absolute must have for every “adventurer”. 9.5/10 – GameOver

Watching the videos for this and The Critter Chronicles is just hilarious. The one where the critter gets the penguin drunk so it aggravates the one guard so he falls in the hole in the ice so that the critter’s friend/master can join the army is pretty awesome. Seriously, all that happened in like one minute. These are pretty awesome point and click RPGs that you just need to pick up for only a couple dollars each.

At only 50% off, I ran across BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger now $4.99 (was $9.99). I have a different BlazBlue for the PS3 and watching the trailer for this one totally made me want to play it again. Anyone else play this game?

(Expiry: 15th September 2014)

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September 3

Steam: Get the Ankh Pack 75% Off This Week

Posted by on September 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Steam: Get the Ankh Pack 75% Off This WeekHead off to team right now and get your hands on Ankh 2: Heart of Osiris and Ankh 3: Battle of the Gods with a 75% discount on both titles.

Ankh is one of the oldest and longest running series of adventure games. Set in ancient Egypt, players must help Assil defeat the god Osiris in Ankh 2, who’s back to show the world of humans what he’s made of. There’s only one last thing he’s missing before his plans come to fruition: his heart. Combining interesting locales, colorful characters, excellent writing and a variety of brain-teasing puzzles, the Ankh games will have you scratching your head for hours and unable to stop playing. Ankh 3 takes places to new locales, introduces ever weirder characters and keeps you laughing all the while solving new and intriguing puzzles, each taking you one step closer to stopping the evil god Seth from winning the Battle of the Gods and plunging the world into an age of darkness.

I’m a big adventure fan, and I go through at least a dozen games like these every year, and the Ankh series is one of the best I’ve ever played. It’s no wonder the game has had this level of success. I came into the series with Ankh 2, because the first title released so long ago it’s impossible to find nowadays. But take it from me, not playing the first title won’t ruin the experience, not one bit. By the time you’re done with the second and move on to Ankh 3, you’ll be an expert on all things Ankh. You’ll know the major themes, the overall plot, and all the major players in this Egyptian adventure.

Head to Steam right now, where this pack is at a 75% discount, just for this week. This deal is fantastic, even if the games are considerably old. Ankh 2 is regularly priced at $4.99 but you can get it today for $1.24 as part of this offer; similarly, Ankh 3 goes at $9.99 every other day but during this week you can get it for just $2.49. If you already have one of them, get the other, but if you don’t, why get them separately when you can just buy them both for the combined price of $3.74.

You can’t miss this deal, so go now to Steam and get the Ankh Pack for just $3.74, that’s a whopping 75% discount just this week!

(Expiry Date: 15th September 2014)

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June 23

Steam Summer Sale 80% Borderlands 2 GOTY edition and 75% off Tomb Raider

Posted by on June 23, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Steam Summer Sale 80% Borderlands 2 GOTY edition and 75% off Tomb Raider

Summer is finally here and with it, the annual Steam summer sale.  If you or someone you love is a PC gamer there is no other place to get some of the year’s best games at incredibly deep discounted prices.  There are daily specials and two of the best from today in my humble opinion are, 80% off Borderlands 2 GOTY edition, which includes all the dlc – that’s the full game – plus 10 extras for $9.99 and Tomb Raider at 75% off for an incredible $4.99.

Scroll down the page to find them about midway or take your time and check out the other great deals on all genres of games from indie and big time studios.

Out of all of the games why have I chosen to highlight Borderlands 2 and Tomb Raider?  I love both of these games and don’t think you can go wrong with either of them.

Borderlands 2 was a huge hit this past year building on the success of Borderlands, it is a fps with some rpg elements it combines cartoonish visual style with cartoonish characters a dash of immature humour along with fast paced combat to create an exhilarating experience.  Play single player or up to 4 player co-op, and the online multi player is a lot of fun as different play styles and characters combine to wreck the bad guys.  I recommended the Game of the Year edition, as it comes with two additional characters and eight playable campaigns.  This was my favourite game last year and I hate to admit it, but I spent wayyy more than $9.99 and felt I got my money’s worth.  Check out the reviews.

Tomb Raider is a visually stunning game it has some puzzle solving and lots of action; it is like being in an action adventure movie at times. Game play is fps style with some choice in how you want to take out the baddies. You can chose a more stealth based style and use the weapons and skills that suit that or go full-on head-on brawler or a mixture of both.  Personally the bow and arrow is the only way to go.  For $4.99 you will get way more enjoyment out of this gem then from probably any other way you can spend 5 bucks.  Check out the reviews at Meta Critic.

These two games are part of the steam summer sale daily deals so if you are even thinking about getting these games move fast on them they will be gone by 12pm eastern tomorrow.

(Expiry: 30th June 2014)

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June 10

Steam Powered: 75% Off Civilization, DLCs, & Expansions HOT!

Posted by on June 10, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Steam Powered: 75% Off Civilization, DLCs, & Expansions HOT!

Steam Powered is offering 75% off Sid Meier’s Civilization, all expansions and all downloadable content.

If you love Civilization but your budget doesn’t allow you to buy the newest or every single DLC or expansion they release, then click that button above because you can get 75% off the entire Civ franchise right now. That includes Sid Meier’s Civilization® III Complete  for a mere $1.24 (was $4.99), Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: The Complete Edition for $7.49 (was $29.99) and the entire Civilization V franchise including the last expansion Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World .

I play Civilization V. I played it today. This game is one of my favourites and I cannot recommend it enough. While I do not have all the maps (frankly because I do not play customs maps all that much), I do highly recommend the character packs. You can pick up ANY of the DLC characters like Polynesia or Korea for just $1.24, originally $4.99. All the characters are worth buying even if you don’t ever see playing them yourself. They really add depth the the game and change the way you play depending on which civilizations you are playing against. Polynesia is a real pain on the water because he can go on the ocean right away with his special troop. It really makes you question how important exploration is and how much you want to find all those island ruins. Will you compete, or will you let him have his fun?

Now, you may be totally saying “what about the Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Complete Edition which says 67% off?”  Let me explain something to you: that is the greatest deal of them all. It calculates the “price of individual games” as the price of the games once the 75% off has been taken. Therefore, the beginning price for this bundle is already 75% off. Then, they take an extra 67% off that price and knock the ENTIRE Civ V collection including all DLCs and expansions down to a mere $16.49 USD.

This deal is very HOT and only available for the next 16 HOURS. Seriously folks, if you love a good strategy game or you just like building an empire, pick up Civilization V. You cannot go wrong with the price on the complete edition right now.

For all you Apple lovers out there, Civilization V is now available to play on Mac OS. So you can go ahead and purchase this game as well without any compatibility issues.

(Expiry: 11th June 2014 @ 1PM EST)

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May 30

Steam Powered: 75% Off RPG Maker VX Ace – Now $17.50

Posted by on May 30, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Steam Powered: 75% Off RPG Maker VX Ace   Now $17.50

If you love RPGs and have always wanted to build your own game (no programming required) then this deal is for you. Pick up RPG Maker VX Ace for an incredible 75% off this weekend only at Steam Powered. Originally, $69.99 USD, it is now on sale for just $17.50 USD.

The only place you can really price compare with is the manufacturer, and they sell their own product for $69.99. Therefore, Steam is really giving you an amazing deal. Not only that, this weekend is a ‘free play weekend’ where you can try out the product for free before purchasing to see if it is the right thing for you. Just click here to start your free play.

Now, not only do you get 75% off the game, you also get 75% off all downloadable content (excluding RPG Maker: Royal Tiles Resource Pack which was just released) this weekend. And may I say, there are a LOT of DLCs for this game. They have everything from music, to resources, to different types of tiles. So if you have just been itching to get this game, or maybe you already own it and want some funky new stuff to play with, then check out the DLCs you can get for 75% off. You are saving bucket-loads of money on this stuff.

As a gamer, this stuff appeals to me. Not just for the usual “I love playing games reason” but rather because I was playing text-based online RPGs since I was 16 and while I was still a teenager I owned my own text-based RPG which I managed and hired coders for. It was a rush and a huge learning curve. I have always been into games, not just as a gamer but also as a manager. I like to give people a good game that they can really get into and enjoy. Thus, this software is totally calling my name.

(Expiry: 2nd June 2014)

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May 9

Steam Powered (US): 75% Off Dragon Age Origins

Posted by on May 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Steam Powered (US): 75% Off Dragon Age Origins

Steam is the greatest thing since sliced bread and toasters came together to produce toast and Nutella was invented to make love to it. This weekend on Steam get 75% off Dragon Age: Origins regular edition and ultimate edition.

If you have liked Bioware’s previous offerings like Mass Effect and Baldur’s Gate, then you are going to love this game. The game has earned a metascore of 91/100. You get to play the Grey Warden, guardian, who has to kick ass, reunite the lands, and kill the big bad: an archdemon.

Now, the regular edition costs $19.99 USD on any average day, but this weekend you can pick it up for just $4.99 USD. If you want to get everything in one shot, then pick up the ultimate edition which includes Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening, and all nine content packs for just $7.49 USD (was $29.99).

I am totally telling my roommate as she is probably gonna drool. She is a big time gamer, which I found out after spotting a PS3 in her room and hearing her reference her computer as a ‘gaming laptop’. She adores Steam (who doesn’t) and has a wishlist a mile long. I wonder if this is on it.

(Expiry: 12th May 2014)

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April 12

Steam Powered: 20% Off Finn & Jake’s Epic Quest

Posted by on April 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Steam Powered: 20% Off Finn & Jakes Epic Quest

Do we have any Adventure Time fans in the crowd? I thought so! Pick up the brand new Finn and Jake’s Epic Quest that was just released yesterday at Steam Powered for 20% off! The game is going to be $9.99 USD, but you can pick it up for only $7.99 USD.

This show has a massive cult following! I should know, not because I am a member of said following but because I was just at the Seattle Emerald City Comic Convention where I saw a ton of people dressed up as Finn and various other characters from the show. I have watched several episodes and I have to say, it is addicting. Well now you can fight your way through the land of Ooo in this fun new game.

The plot: BMO has been captured and you must make your way through the Witch’s garden, Ice Kingdom, Fire Kingdom, and the Land of the Dead to rescue poor BMO and uncover the evil mastermind who has kidnapped your poor friend. Sounds like fun? People who have been playing it say it is. This is my favourite review as it offers some good advice too:

Extremely good, for the price. Reminds me a bit of Toejam and Earl, with some Diablo/Skylanders/Torchlight thrown in. The retro-style music is incredible, and having the original VAs was an outstanding idea as it definitely feels like Adventure Time. Make sure when you’re attacking to slowly press the key in time with the attacks, rather than mashing; it gives you a brief moment to realign your attack if the enemy’s hitbox is out of your range.

With all that being said, what are you waiting for? The weekend is here and the land of Ooo awaits! Go be a hero.

(Expiry: 18th April 2014)

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April 5

Steam Powered: Save 75% on Weekend Gaming Deals

Posted by on April 5, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Steam Powered: Save 75% on Weekend Gaming Deals

Steam has two great weekend gaming deals on right now with 75% off Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine and Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (Advanced Addition).

First of all, Monaco. This is a double deal because Steam is offering Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine as a free play this weekend until Sunday at 1PM PST. If you already have Steam installed on your computer then all you need to do is just click here to install the game. This link won’t work if you don’t have Steam installed. If you like the game then you can buy it for 75% off the regular price. Originally $14.99, it is now on sale for $3.74 USD until Monday.

While there is no free play weekend for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, you can see from the previews that this is going to be a pretty awesome game if you like airplanes and shooting stuff. Just watch the videos on Steam or look at the pictures they include and you can see how wicked this game is going to be. Originally $29.99, it is now on sale for $7.49 USD.

Steam is one of my favourite places to go for new games. With their great sale prices I can always try something new without worrying whether it is worth the $4 I just paid for it. For the several hours entertainment a new game is sure to provide, it is most certainly worth it.

(Expiry: 7th March 2014 @ 10AM PST)

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February 25

Bundle Stars: Nine PC Games for $3.49!

Posted by on February 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Bundle Stars: Nine PC Games for $3.49!

Get nine fun PC games for only $3.49 from Bundle Stars!

Bundle Stars kind of just recently came on my radar. They look to be an almost Humble Bundle knock off without the humble part. Basically they get a bunch of games together and put them on a massive sale. The whole point of these things is usually advertising. You sell off a bunch of copies of your game in this super cheap bundle and hope that enough people tell their friends about your game that you get a bunch of sales.

The games in this sale are:

  • Thunder Wolves
  • The Cat Lady
  • Time Gentlemen Please – Ben There, Dan That
  • AI War Collection
  • Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny
  • Blockland
  • Pressure
  • Luxor Evolved
  • Eryi’s Action

At the bottom of the link above there is a place where you can read about each game and watch a trailer. Now these aren’t high end games. Sorry, that’s wrong, these aren’t games by big names. But a lot of them look really cool. I’m really interested by The Cat Lady, Time Gentlemen Please, Blockland and Eryl’s Action. Eryl’s Action looks like the most infuriatingly difficult game of Mario ever created. You try to jump over a hole just to find there is an invisible block right where you would jump. Walls appear out of nowhere, chunks of land move as you jump to them and that block you’re standing on might just grow spikes! It’s nuts. The Cat Lady also looks very cool. Truly they all look great, actually but they are all different so they might not appeal to the games that you personally like.

These are all Steam PC Digital Downloads so there is no shipping.

(Expires: March 25th, Noon ET)

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February 21

Steam: Up to 75% off Ubisoft Games

Posted by on February 21, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Steam: Up to 75% off Ubisoft Games

More great video game deals! Up to 75% off Ubisoft games from Steam!

Wow, has there ever been a lot of great deals on video games lately. There are always deals around from the various vendors but lately, wow. It’s a great time to be a gamer! The latest deal is near and dear to my heart: Ubisoft games for up to 75% off. Why is this near and dear to my heart? Because the Assassin’s Creed series of games have dug a little hole in my heart and Ubisoft has moved in. It’s caused some serious medical problems for me, having a hole in my heart and a video game company living inside of it, but it’s totally worth it.

Sure you can get games from the Ghost Recon series, Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, Rayman, FarCry and tons of other games from lots of awesome series but why do that when you can get the first five Assassin’s Creed games for $71.45! Regularly that would be $109.95! Big savings.

If you aren’t digging on the Assassin’s Creed, you are a bad person and should be beaten as such. Or you could pick up something from another game like Hawx, Babel Rising or Call of Juarez. Whatever.

The sale says “New deals daily until February 24th”, so these might change but as of right now, these games are all on sale and the prices all check out. I think the different daily deal is referring to the one game they have on mega-sale for up to 75% off. Right now it’s Tom Clancy games. That one might change daily.

Man, Ubisoft has some great games.

These are PC Digital Downloads so no shipping and no waiting!

(Expires: 24th February 2014)

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January 10

Steam: Play Torchlight II For Free This Weekend, Buy It For $5! (Save $15)

Posted by on January 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Steam: Play Torchlight II For Free This Weekend, Buy It For $5! (Save $15)

Battle evil for free with Torchlight and Steam!

This deal caught my eye because I have (and really dig) Torchlight. Since I like Torchlight, I assume I’m going to like Torchlight II. The reviews on MetaCritc are even better than the original, hovering around 88/100.

The reason I loved Torchlight so much is that it is extremely similar to the Diablo series of games, and I used to be mildly addicted to Diablo II. As it turns out, Max and Erich Schaefer, who helped design Diablo and Diablo II, worked on the Torchlight series. If you are a fan of Diablo, you will certainly like this game.

In fact, a review on Game Informer had this to say:

Torchlight II is an excellent game no matter how you slice it. As big of a Diablo III fan as I am, the margin between the two is razor-thin – and I have to give the nod to Torchlight II.

That’s someone who is saying they like Torchlight II, a $20 indie game, more than Diablo iii from Blizzard. That’s crazy high praise for Torchlight II.

I’ll be picking this one up right away. For $4.99 ($15 off the original $19.99), knowing how great Torchlight was and seeing all the great reviews, I’m not even interested in trying out the free weekend. Of course if you aren’t sure, check out the free weekend. This is a digital download of a PC game, so there is no shipping.

(Expires: 12th January 2014, 10:00AM ET)

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January 7

Steam: 50% off Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons ($7.50)

Posted by on January 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Steam: 50% off Brothers   A Tale of Two Sons ($7.50)

Get a unique gaming experience at a great price from Steam!

I generally don’t feature individual independent games in my deals just because indy games (unfortunately) have such a narrow appeal. Most people want Battlefield 4, Angry Birds, Assassin’s Creed 4 or some other big name game. That’s fine. Not everyone has tons of time to play games so they just get the big name stuff they really want to play. They don’t want to waste time and money on something they aren’t sure about.

So why am I bringing up Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons? It’s because the developers made a video game that is different. Battlefield 4 is fine and has done some innovative stuff but it’s still an FPS. Brothers actually takes the way you play games and changes it. What’s so different? You play both characters in a single player co-op mode at the same time. I don’t want to go in to the whole explanation here because it’s not the right platform to do so.  There is an article in the Book of Knowledge that explains it pretty good so go read it there if you want more info.

I think everyone should pick this game up and for $7.49 (Save $7.50 off of original price of $14.99) I think most people will be able to. This is the PC download so there is no shipping.

(Expires: 10th January 2014)

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December 23

Steam Powered: Holiday Sale 2013

Posted by on December 23, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Steam Powered: Holiday Sale 2013

Love games? Know someone who loves games? You still have time to gift yourself, or that someone special, a game from Steam. Steam is running their annual holiday sale right now so this is also a great last minute gift idea at a great price for your significant gaming other.

This sale works a couple of ways. First off, there are deals that are only good for twenty-four hours. There are also flash deals which are good for around eight hours each. Now the twenty-four hour deals will also be available an additional day (as yesterday’s deals) so in reality they are available for a full forty-eight hours. Then they have a general sales section.

Needless to say, the best deals are often in the time limited area. Right now (with 40 hrs left) Trine 2 is 90% off: originally $19.99 it is now only $1.99. The visuals for that game are pretty awesome. The game Contagion is also a good deal at 80% off the original price: it was $14.99 and is now only $3.74.

All prices in USD.

(Expiry: 3rd January 2013)

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December 23

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

Posted by on December 23, 2013 at 8:00 PM

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

You may be scrambling right now, wondering what you are going to gift someone for Christmas. Well, I’m here to help and give you 7 gift ideas you can get and give right now!

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

Wayspa gift certificates are the perfect way to say I love you. And you can get them right now, right into your inbox, your loved one’s inbox or at your printer. Simply print and gift.

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

Amazon gift cards are like giving someone whatever they want since Amazon has pretty much everything. You can buy and print right away or email your gift card right to the recipient. You can even buy them Christmas morning!

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

iTunes gift cards give your beloved the gift of music, apps, movies and more. You can get them at so many stores like Best Buy or

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

If you have a gamer on your list, check out Steam, where you can get games for PC, Mac or Linux. They have a number of great deals every day and are having a huge holiday sale on right now.

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

If you have a reader on your list, why not get a digital subscription of their favourite magazine, or better yet one of your favourites for them to try? Zinio has a huge selection of digital magazines like National Geographic, Star and Oprah.

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

And if your reader isn’t all that interested in magazines and loves books, Kobo books is a great place to start for a gift idea. You can give them an e-book or an e-gift card that can be sent today or on a future date.

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas You Can Get Right Now

Vouchers for events or dining or travel are always a welcome gift. Check out WagJag for a variety of voucher ideas, which you could print and give. One example is a snowshoe and wine tasting tour, which is offered on WagJag right now at an affordable price too.

Banner photo credit: Ashraf Saleh

Bargainmoosers, do you have any last minute gift ideas?

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