Tablets

October 30

Chapters Indigo Canada: Get Up To $120 Off Apple iPad And iPad Mini Tablets

Posted by on October 30, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Chapters Indigo Canada: Get Up To $120 Off Apple iPad And iPad Mini Tablets

Chapters Indigo is currently having an intriguing sale on their Apple iPads and iPad Minis. These pop up every once in a while, and every time they do, they typically result in mob-like scenes and mass hysteria, due to the fact that Apple products are actually on sale. Just kidding! However, these iPads usually don’t remain in stock for very long once they’re on sale, so this is a noteworthy deal that you should consider checking out. At this time, you can save up to $120 on many iPad and iPad Mini tablets, including this Apple iPad with Retina display 128GB ($679, was $799), and this Apple iPad with Retina display 128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular ($809, was $929). You’ll also qualify for free shipping!

If you don’t have a tablet yet, then you should consider picking up an Apple iPad. With many free apps to use, these devices are incredibly handy, and can really be convenient. After all, you can watch movies, listen to music, work on spreadsheets or documents, play games, browse the web, check your social media, list things on eBay, and that’s just scratching the surface! You can accomplish these things with Android tablets as well, but I personally prefer the interface on an iPad – I blame it on the iPod Touch that I got several years ago (it helped me get familiar and comfortable with the apps and interface on these Apple devices).

Now that we’re approaching the holiday season soon (it’s going to be November the 1st this Saturday), this is an important deal to keep in mind. If you know anyone that plans to buy an iPad for their usual regular prices, send them a link to this deal that Chapters Indigo is currently having.

If you were to buy this  Apple iPad Mini 32GB with Wi-Fi and Cellular at Future Shop, it may be currently on sale for $519.99, but it’s just $499 at Chapters Indigo today. I’ve included a brief review of this iPad mini from a satisfied Chapters Indigo customer below:

I just got this in the mail yesturday… I opened it and it looks so awsome. It’s slick, thin, amazing – so amazing! I will always order my iPads from Chapters thanks so much.

These won’t be in stock for long! Happy hunting, my fellow Bargainmoosers!

(Photo credit: AP)

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October 28

Best Buy Canada: Griffin iPad 2/3/4 Backbay Folio Case | Was $49 Now $25

Posted by on October 28, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Best Buy Canada: Griffin iPad 2/3/4 Backbay Folio Case | Was $49 Now $25

Do you have an iPad? Well if you do, you should consider getting a reliable case for it. Today’s deal at Best Buy is for a Griffin iPad 2/3/4 Backbay Folio Case, which normally retails for $48.98. You can now purchase this iPad case for just $24.99 (plus $2.99 shipping). You can get free shipping if you order anything else on the Best Buy website that costs at least a penny (it will likely be easier to find something that costs $1).

When you end up purchasing an iPad, it’s important that you get a case for it that can provide it with the protection that it needs. If you bump or drop your iPad when it isn’t equipped with a protective case, the results can be disastrous. Thankfully, this Griffin iPad 2/3/4 Backbay Folio Case can help you protect your investment (iPads are pretty expensive when compared to other tablets). This case also has an alluring look to it, and it also has a pocket where you can store some business cards.

When I ended up getting an iPad mini, I purchased a case on the same day. I knew that I didn’t want to deal with the consequences of accidentally breaking an expensive electronic device like Apple’s iPad the first day that I finally got it, so I acted quickly and purchased a case from Staples. It was a bit expensive, but it was well worth it. I’ve accidentally dropped my iPad on a few occasions (thankfully it was always landing on furniture), so I’m very glad that I have that case protecting it.

If you were to purchase a Griffin iPad Air Backbay Folio Case from Best Buy, it would cost you $49.99. I’ve included a brief review of this iPad case from a satisfied Best Buy customer below:

Griffin Ipad Folio case is attractive and protects my iPad. Like the fact that you can prop the iPad up and view without holding it.

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

(Expiry: 30th October 2014)

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October 25

Tiger Direct Canada: Get $20 off your order of $100 or more

Posted by on October 25, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Tiger Direct Canada: Get $20 off your order of $100 or more

Hey there, Bargainmoosers! Tiger Direct is currently having a limited time promotion where you can get $20 off your order of $100 or more when you’re shopping online. That’s not a bad deal, folks! All you have to do is click on the promotional banner in the link below, and enter your email address. Tiger Direct will then send you your personalized coupon code. Keep in mind that Tiger Direct charges for shipping (which depends on the items that you’re purchasing).

Tiger Direct has a myriad of great electronics that you can choose from. They usually have some very decent prices as well! You can choose from many computers & tablets, cameras & camcorders, toys & games, TV & home theatre merchandise, and even office equipment & supplies.

There are some good deals currently available at Tiger Direct, including this Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S100 Intel Core i5 Touch Notebook Computer that’s currently on sale for $799.99 (this was previously retailing for $1299.99). A similar laptop is currently on Amazon’s American website for $1302.99 US. This is also one of the rare items on Tiger Direct’s website that qualifies for free shipping!

Now that Christmas is just around the corner (Halloween is going to be this Friday, people – that was fast), it may be time to consider doing some early holiday shopping. The best part about hunting for potential presents online is the fact that you don’t have to endure long, annoying line-ups that you’d usually have to deal with at retail locations! Plus, if you start shopping now, you won’t have to worry about stuff becoming out of stock (at least not as frequently). Don’t you hate when that happens?

I’ve listed a snippet of a review of the Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga from a satisfied Lenovo customer below:

I have had the Thinkpad Yoga for two months now and it has exceeded my expectations. I am a college student and it does what I need and more. This product offers all the add-ons and feature you could ever want. Its absolutely amazing and I love it.

Check out this sale, my fellow Bargainmoosers! I hope you all have a great weekend!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 13

Newegg Canada: MSI Primo 81 Android Tablet With 7.85″ Touchscreen Quad-core CPU | Was $190 Now $70 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on October 13, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Newegg Canada: MSI Primo 81 Android Tablet With 7.85 Touchscreen Quad core CPU | Was $190 Now $70 (EXPIRED)

If you’re looking for a tablet device that won’t break the bank, then you need to check out this deal! For a limited time, Newegg has slashed the price on their MSI Primo 81 Android Tablet With 7.85″ Touchscreen Quad-core CPU. Previously retailing for $189.99, you can now purchase this tablet for just $69.99 (plus $7.99 shipping). Wow!

The MSI Primo 81 Android Tablet With 7.85″ Touchscreen Quad-core CPU has 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 16GB of flash memory, and it uses Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. With its 7.85″ touchscreen, you can enjoy a 1024 x 768 resolution on this tablet. You can learn more technical details about this tablet by clicking on the link above.

You can use a tablet for many great things. If you love eBooks, then you could read plenty of them on this tablet comfortably, thanks to the decent size of its screen. I read plenty of eBooks, so if I didn’t already own an iPad Mini, I would have totally bought this tablet for $69.99.

You can also browse the internet with this MSI Primo 81 Android Tablet. It’s a great device that can allow you to quickly check your emails, browse Facebook, and even view some videos on Youtube or Netflix. Yes, you can download plenty of free Android apps with this tablet, so the possibilities are endless!

This MSI Primo 81 Android Tablet currently costs $175.61 on Amazon. Listed below is a brief review of this tablet from a satisfied Newegg customer:

This is a good looking tablet and a great value for the price. I mean c’mon, the price is extremely good for a good quality build android device. The size is perfect, can even fit in my jacket pocket. Beautiful screen and responsive touch – I am a happy camper.

This may not be in stock for very long, so check out this deal while it’s still available. Happy hunting, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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October 6

The Source Canada: InStudio Bluetooth Tablet Speaker Stand | Was $80 Now $20 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on October 6, 2014 at 11:30 AM

The Source Canada: InStudio Bluetooth Tablet Speaker Stand | Was $80 Now $20 (EXPIRED)

For those that own a tablet or an iPad, this item can be quite the handy accessory. Today’s deal at The Source is for an InStudio Bluetooth Tablet Speaker Stand, which normally costs $79.99. At this time, you can get this speaker stand for just $19.96 (plus $4.99 shipping). If you want to save on the shipping costs, you can also arrange to pick up this InStudio Bluetooth Tablet from a The Source location near you – you can select that option while you’re placing your order online.

This InStudio Bluetooth Tablet Speaker Stand can help you add some power to the sound of your iPad or tablet with its built-in speakers. It can also be a useful stand for those that love to read on their tablets while they’re having a meal. I know I’d find that exceptionally useful!

I have an iPad Mini, and it actually has some great sound that can come out of those speakers. However, when I’m having a workout, I always hook it up to a speaker dock, simply because I want to be able to hear the music or podcast that I’m listening to. The built-in speakers just don’t cut it for me when I’m working out, but I think they’re just fine when I’m trying to do some work in my home.

With this InStudio Bluetooth Tablet Speaker Stand, since it’s easy to carry this small accessory around the house, I can conveniently use the extra speakers that are build into this stand when I want to listen to music on my iPad Mini when I’m doing chores in my home.

The cheapest portable speaker that you can pick up at Best Buy is this Philips Universal Portable Speaker, which costs $19.99. However, it isn’t Bluetooth compatible, and it doesn’t have a convenient stand like the InStudio Bluetooth Tablet Speaker Stand does.

I’ve listed a brief review of the InStudio Bluetooth Tablet Speaker Stand from a satisfied The Source customer below:

Handy little stand. Folds up small,making it easy to carry around with you. Bluetooth connects good and it definitely sounds better, and plays louder than my tablet’s built-in speakers.

If you have a tablet, you should consider checking out this deal at The Source. Happy hunting, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 14

Roots Canada: 54% Off Tablet Sleeve Veg – Now $50 (Was $108)

Posted by on September 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Roots Canada: 54% Off Tablet Sleeve Veg   Now $50 (Was $108)Love Roots? They’re certainly an iconic Canadian brand but what makes them even better is when they release great promotions like up to 60% off merchandise for women, men and kids. Among these, I found the tablet sleeve veg on sale for just $49.99 instead of its regular price of $108, thus putting it at a 54% discount.

Tablet cases and sleeves come in all shapes and sizes but this one in particular is one that I’m tempted to get for my own iPad because of its make. It’s made entirely of vegetable tanned leather and comes in the following approximate size: 24.5cm x 19.3cm x 1.7cm, which is roughly the size of a 10″ tablet. It’s also only available in a tan colour, which is essentially a light brown but I did also find practically the same sleeve but in a different colour variation for the same price. The tablet sleeve prince is also on sale for $49.99 (reg. $108) but features instead a “natural” colour. Unlike the tablet sleeve veg, the left-handed side of the interior (once you open it up) is in a soft pink colour.

Whether you pick the tan or natural one, both would actually make great gifts, especially if you’re one to shop early for Christmas or birthday presents.

I have always been a fan of all-things leather because of the durability of items made from this material. According to Roots’ description, vegetable tanned leather actually becomes softer the more you use it, which definitely make it even more appealing.

If you only get this sleeve, then you’re looking at a $4.50 shipping charge, but if you shop over over $100, then your order will qualify for free shipping. Plenty more items have been added to Roots’ sale section for up to 60% off women’s, men’s and kids’ merchandise. A number of leather handbags and footwear have also been slashed in price. I don’t have any coloured purses and the roxi bag nappa in pink definitely caught my attention, especially since it’s on sale for just $158.99 (reg. $198) and is made from nappa leather, which like the vegetable tanned leather stands out for its softness. This bag has an adjustable shoulder strap and is a great casual purse.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 4

Microsoft Store: $100 Off Surface 2 Tablet & Free Sleeve – Starting @ $349

Posted by on September 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Microsoft Store: $100 Off Surface 2 Tablet & Free Sleeve   Starting @ $349

The Microsoft Store has discounted all their Surface 2 tablets by $100. Big deal, other stores are doing it too. However, Microsoft sweetens the deal considerably by throwing in a free sleeve of your choice up to $50 worth. Now this is a deal worth talking about. Get your own Surface 2 Tablet and sleeve of your choice starting at $349.

The Surface 2 tablet is discounted by $100 in all sizes. You can purchase:

  • 32GB Surface 2 Was $449 | Now $349
  • 64GB Surface 2 Was $549 | Now $449
  • 64GB Surface 2 for AT&T Was $679 | Now $579

As I said before, Microsoft is not the only one who has, or will discount these tablets. Best Buy Canada currently has the same tablets for 99 cents more, though the deal at Best Buy ends tonight. However, no one else is offering a free sleeve with the discounted tablet and that is where Microsoft steps ahead of the competition.

32GB is enough space for me, though upgrading to double the space for only an extra $100 is pretty tempting. There are tons of cases to choose from in this offer. That is the other thing that really wins me over in this deal: choice! It is not like “here, have this ugly case we are trying to get rid of anyway.” Rather, you get to choose from 35 different cases. This is unusual and splendid in my books. The cases range in value, but here are some of the higher value options:

  • Brenthaven BX2 Sleeve – $49.99 value
  • Maroo Folio Case for Surface (Purple) – $49.99 value
  • Nixon Surface Sleeve (Steel Blue) – $49.99 value

There is great brand diversity and many different colour options as well.

Picking up this deal is simple. Select the tablet you want first. Then, it will open up the selection of free cases for you to choose from with all of them marked down to $0. Pick your case. At the bottom, you will see a bar that says, “Review your bundle.” Make sure you have what you want and then add the bundle to your cart.

Microsoft Store: $100 Off Surface 2 Tablet & Free Sleeve   Starting @ $349

Overall, you save $150. Your cart should look something like the above image. Microsoft offers free shipping on orders of $75 or more so you will be getting this bundle shipped to your door for free.

I don’t have much experience with the Microsoft tablets, so I really can’t advise you as to whether they are worth the price. Feel free to comment if you have one!

(Expiry: unknown)

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August 27

Dell Canada: New Dell Venue 8 With Bonus Case $199.99 (Save $64)

Posted by on August 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Dell Canada: New Dell Venue 8 With Bonus Case $199.99 (Save $64)

Dell Canada is selling their Dell Venue 8″ tablet for $199.99 with bonus case, discounted from $263.97. This is the newly released Venue 8 16GB tablet with Duo Case in your choice of colours.

The New Dell Venue 8 alone costs $219.99, so this offer is not only saving you on the value of tablet and the Duo Case ($32.99). That does not quite add up to the original price of this bundle, so I was not sure where they were getting the other $10 from until I added this bundle to my cart. Then I found out this bundle also includes a free Targus Universal Stylus for Tablets valued at $10.99. That makes up the difference!

When you add the bundle to your cart, you will be offered an extended warranty and underneath that, you will get to choose the colour of your included case. You can choose from:

  • Garnet Red
  • Black
  • Ocean Blue
  • Plum
  • Stone Grey

My husband has the ‘old’ Dell Venue 8″ tablet that he is very happy with so far. It was an excellent tablet for the price. One of the major selling features for us was the expandable memory. Like the previous model, this New Dell Venue 8 comes with 16GB of memory that is expandable with a MicroSD card. You can add up to 64GB of extra memory for a fraction of the price of buying a device with larger memory.

Features:

  • 16GB memory (expandable)
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 1GB LP DDR3 Memory
  • Intel Atom processor Z3480 (up to 2.1GHz Dual-Core)
  • 8.0 inch IPS display with FHD (1920 x 1200) resolution with capacitive multi-touch

My husband accidentally ordered the Duo case for his older model Venue, which is not compatible with the new case. The case is fairly sturdy and wraps around the back of your tablet for protection. However, there is no protection for the screen. I suggest you also buy a screen protector to go with your tablet. We were quite pleased with the Dell return process. They emailed us a pre-paid return shipping label for the incorrect case, mailed out the correct case, and issued a refund for the price difference. Overall, they were quite efficient with the exchange.

I have read very good things about the screen on this device. Many people also have said that, for the cost, this tablet is one of the best on the market currently.

Receive free shipping on all orders at Dell Canada.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 27

Best Buy Canada: $100 Off All Apple iPad Airs + Free Gifts

Posted by on August 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Best Buy Canada: $100 Off All Apple iPad Airs + Free Gifts

Best Buy Canada is offering $100 off all Apple iPad Air tablets just in time for school. They also have oodles of fantastic promotions piled on top of this discount, including a free gift bundle with your tablet purchase (valued at $60) and more.

The best deal here is going for the smallest device. Purchase the Apple iPad Air – 16GB – Wi-Fi – Space Grey or Silver for only $419.99 instead of $519.99. I price compared with Staples, Apple, and Walmart who all have the iPad Air at full price (though Walmart is $1 cheaper than original full price). Apple Canada will be coming out with new iPad models this fall, thus I assume that Best Buy Canada is getting a head start by dropping their prices before other sellers.

Not only will you save $100 off your iPad, you will also receive a free Insignia tablet cleaner and six months of McAfee LiveSafe kit with the purchase of any iPad ($60 value). The tablet cleaner will be added to your cart and a promo code for the McAfee redemption will be emailed to you within two to four weeks of your purchase.

The savings do not stop there. You will receive 50% off any school supplies that you purchase with your tablet. This is a huge deal as Best Buy Canada already has good discounts on many school supplies. This Sharpie Neon 5-Pack Assorted Fine Point Markers is currently 50% off at only $4.95. Add the tablet to your cart first and then add the school supplies. When you add the sharpie pack, it comes down to $2.48. Take advantage of this discount on more expensive items like Desk Organizers and Dry-Erase Board Supplies.

There are several other promotions going on including:

The same $100 off iPad Air tablets offer is available at Future Shop Canada, but some of the bonus offers are different. They are not offering the extra 50% off school supplies for one thing, which makes this deal so alluring.

This promotion has many extra features to it that make it so much better than just $100 off an iPad. The extra 50% off school supplies is my favourite offer, and the free bundle with purchase is nice too.

Receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: 4th September 2014)

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August 21

The Source Canada: Acer Iconia 32GB Tablet Only $150 (Expired)

Posted by on August 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM

The Source Canada: Acer Iconia 32GB Tablet Only $150 (Expired)

With back-to-school sales in full swing, it’s that special time of year where education is paramount, and some parents are eagerly anticipating the start of the school year for their kids, whether they’re in elementary school, high school, college, or university. One way that they can make this transition easier for their summer-loving kids is with a massively discounted Acer Iconia tablet that’s being offered by The Source. For only $149.96, you can enjoy the benefits of a tablet for a fraction of the normal cost (a savings of 58% off of the regular price). According to The Source, it’s a display model of the tablet, that’s in mint condition and comes with a full manufacturer’s warranty. It also comes with free shipping to your door, or even a 3-5 day store pickup option- whatever accommodates your needs the most.

Normally retailing at $359.96, the  Acer Iconia 32GB 8.1″ tablet comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student. Since it comes with a full manufacturer’s warranty, I think it’s a great deal that you shouldn’t miss out on- especially when you see what it retails for at other locations. At Amazon.ca, you can find it brand new for $388.04 and refurbished for $249.99, while at NCIX.com, they have one with an open box for $314.25.

At first, I considered a tablet to just be a gimmicky device that I didn’t need- after all, I already have a laptop, and my smart phone can also use a wide variety of apps. However, once I was lucky enough to receive a tablet as a gift, I haven’t been able to spend a day without using one (unless, of course, I’m out of town for the weekend). They’re very efficient- you’ll likely find yourself using it to check your emails, browse websites, check out TV shows and movies on Netflix or Youtube, or even write ideas or work on projects (especially handy on this device, since it comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student).

Laptopmag has a great review online about this tablet and there is a great review on Walmart’s site:

I own a W3 for two weeks now and I am very happy with it. This is real, fully functional Windows computer in your pocket. It runs real Windows 8 (not RT) and it has full MS Office already installed, you just have to activate it. Amazing for this price! Interface is very smooth, no lags and glitches. Very convenient tools for meetings, can be connected to projector, recognizes hand writing etc. The screen is not bad, but can be better. Also it lacks some features like compass and GPS, but those is not very essential.

The Source also has several other tablets on sale, including the ACER Iconia Android Tablet – 8GB for $169.96, ACER Iconia Android tablet – 16GB for $129.96, and several other tablets that are all massively discounted due to them being display models.

(Expiry: 3rd September 2014)

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August 15

The Source Canada: Kindle Fire 7″ HD Tablet 16GB Only $129.99

Posted by on August 15, 2014 at 3:30 PM

The Source Canada: Kindle Fire 7 HD Tablet 16GB Only $129.99

The Source Canada has a sweet deal on a 7″ HD Kindle Fire Tablet of the 16GB size. This open box tablet is on sale for $129.99, originally $214.99.

I price compared with Amazon.ca. They no longer have the 16GB 7″ HD Fire, but the 8GB tablet costs $149. I checked it out on Amazon.com and despite the confusion over with special offers and without special offers, this tablet retails for $184 USD = $200 CAN before shipping/duty. This means that The Source Canada is offering a fantastic deal on the Fire tablet.

This tablet is open box. That means it is a display model that comes with a full manufacturer’s warranty because they guarantee the quality of display models the same as closed box models. If anything should go wrong, then you can invoke the warranty just like you would with a brand new, never been used model.

The Fire tablet comes with 16GB built in memory, a 1280×800 HD display, dual-band dual-antenna Wi-Fi, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and a Micro HDMI port to hook your tablet up to a larger display.

You will receive approximately ten hours of life on a single battery charge with mixed use. If you are watching solid HD videos, then expect the battery life to be much lower. The device weighs in at 345 grams.

I have been reading many reviews of this tablet. Many people in Canada are disappointed because there is no way to integrate Kindle books or Audible (both Amazon apps) onto the Canadian Amazon Fire Tablet. Trust me; there is a lot of ranting about this. For those who bought this tablet specifically for the pleasure of those two apps, they are sorely disappointed. Otherwise, people have said that this tablet is quite good and a very good buy for the price. This commenter on Amazon is a perfect example:

I would have given 5 stars for price and quality from that short experience with it but after much frustration discovered that I can not have all the benefits promised when you purchase audio books from Audible and Kindle books.

For those whose do not care about those two apps, they generally have good things to say about the tablet:

User friendly! Great bang for your buck entry level tablet. Reading is slick, Facebook and games work great.

Overall, I think this is a great buy at this price. The Source offers free shipping on orders of $30 or more.

(Expiry: 20th August 2014)

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July 21

Walmart Canada: Hipstreet FLARE 2 9” Google Certified Dual Core Android 8GB Tablet Only $88.94!

Posted by on July 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Walmart Canada:  Hipstreet FLARE 2 9” Google Certified Dual Core Android 8GB Tablet Only $88.94!

Hot deal alert!  I love me a good Walmart Canada Rollback, and I found a sweetheart of a deal in there today.  The Hipstreet FLARE 2 9” Google Certified Dual Core Android 8GB Tablet Only $88.94 (reg. $118)!

Click here to shop @ Walmart Canada now

I have been in the market for a tablet for a while now and I have yet to commit.  My soon-to-be-7-year-old has been quite literally begging for a tablet for about a year now and I’ve been putting it off for a few reasons:  I’m concerned about too much screen time, I don’t want to spend a lot but also don’t want to buy a piece of junk, and I worry about a tablet being destroyed by my younger son.  With all of that in mind I have been researching tablets quite a lot and really like the looks of the Hipstreet FLARE 2.  Here are the basic product specifications:

  • 9-inch LCD screen
  • Dual Core 1.5Hz A9 Processor
  • Android 4.1 (Jellybean) operating system
  • 8GB internal memory
  • Supports microSD cards up to a capacity of 32GB

This device is Google certified, which means that you have access to the Google Play store for apps, Google Maps, and other Google apps exclusive to certified devices.  This tablet also comes loaded with Hipstreet apps and services.  The High Speed Micro USB 2.0 port allows you to connect the Hipstreet FLARE 2 to a keyboard, mouse, external storage device, etc and the Dual Graphics Processor with HDMI Out port allows you to connect to any HDTV or flat screen monitor.  Talk about versatility!

Based on the specifications and the price, I feel like the Hipstreet FLARE 2 is a great starter tablet for kids.  We’re not talking about mass amounts of storage for vital information here, she just wants to play some games, take photos and communicate with her friends.  It also has front and rear-facing cameras for all the selfies I’m sure to see in her future.

Price comparison

I did some price comparison shopping and was pleased to find that this deal is really great compared to TheSource.ca who are selling this tablet for $159.99 and BestBuy.com at $139.99.  Walmart Canada has the Hipstreet FLARE 2 rolled back from $118 to $88.94.

Shipping

As if this deal wasn’t sweet enough, Walmart Canada still offers free shipping on all orders with no minimum!

(Expiry unknown)

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July 11

Dell.ca: New Venue Tablet for $49 with Student Computer Purchase

Posted by on July 11, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Dell.ca: New Venue Tablet for $49 with Student Computer Purchase

Dell Canada has started their back to school offer for students. Purchase a select computer from Dell, and you will receive $121 off a Dell Venue 7″ tablet. Regularly $169.99, the cost of the tablet will be reduced to only $49.

While exploring this offer I found out that you do not have to just get the base model Venue 7″ to get this deal. You can actually get larger models and you will receive $121 off each of them. Here are the models available with this promo:

  • New Dell Venue 7 (16GB) Was $169.99 | Now $49
  • New Del Venue 7 (16 GB) Red Was $189.99 | Now $69
  • New Venue 8 16 GB Black Was $219.99 | Now $99
  • New venue 8 16 GB Red Was $239.99 | Now $119

The discounted prices are all for students when you purchase one of the computers through the above link. The student offer starts as low as $699.99, and the lowest priced computer I found was the Inspiron Desktop 3000 Series with 3 Year In-Home Support. For students this unit is actually discount as it regularly costs $748.99, and it is now only $699.99. The desktop features a fourth Generation Intel Core i5 Processor, Windows 8.1 operating system, 8GB Memory for speed, and a 1TB Hard Drive for storage. A dell wired keyboard and a three-button optical mouse are included. You would need to purchase a monitor separately or use your TV as your external monitor. Then add on your favourite tablet for a great discount.

Just a note on the Venue 7 and the Venue 8: besides the one-inch size difference, you should be aware of another major difference. Most notably, the Venue 8 allows you to expand the memory with an external microSD card. You can add on up to 32GB of memory. The Venue 7 comes with the memory it has (16GB) and does not have a slot for an external memory card. It was for this reason that my husband recently picked up the Dell Venue 8.

If you sign up for Dell Advantage, then you will get 5% cash back on a Dell ePromotional Card. I am still waiting to see how this works as we placed an order at Dell Canada a bit ago and are curious to see if the Dell Advantage actually processed. I had major difficulty getting it to properly link to the account. If anyone else has any success with this, let me know.

Receive free shipping on all orders at Dell Canada.

(Expiry: 1st August 2014)

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July 1

Apple Canada Back to School Offer

Posted by on July 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Apple Canada Back to School Offer

Apple Canada has just started up their back to school offer for students and teachers. With the purchase of desktops, laptops, iPads, and iPhones you will receive up to a $110 Apple Store gift card.

The first offer is two-fold. When you buy a laptop or desktop in the Apple Store for Education, you save money off the original retail price.

Buy a Mac for university and get $110 Apple Store gift card only at the Apple Store for Education. For example, an 11″ Macbook Air will cost you $949 as a student, which is $50 off the regular price of $999. Then, you will also receive the $110 bonus Apple Store Card.

In the land of desktops, the 21.5-inch: 1.4GHz Mac is $1149 regularly, but it costs $1099 with educational pricing. You will also receive that $110 gift card with your purchase.

If you purchase an iPad for college, you will receive a $55 Apple store gift card and receive educational pricing discounts. The iPad mini starts at $319 at Apple, but with the educational discount, it will cost students and teachers just $299 and you get the bonus $55 Apple Store gift card. Likewise, the Apple Air in the educational store starts at $499 instead of the regular $519 and comes with that gift card.

If you buy an iPhone for school, you will also receive a $55 Apple Store gift card but there are no further educational discounts. It is still a good deal, if you have wanted to get your hands on an iPhone because you can use the gift card to load your phone up with all the apps you want to buy and some great music as well.

This was always my favourite time of year to buy my Apple products. I really enjoyed combining the gift and the student discount to optimize my buying power. My graduation is in November so I will no longer be a student for the first time in many years. I am now carefully considering what I should buy before my status as a student ends best to take advantage of student discounts like these. You never realize how nice this kind of discount is until you are no longer eligible!

Apple Canada offers free shipping on orders of $75 or more so any major electronics, like these, that you will be buying will ship free.

(Expiry: 9th September 2014)

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May 31

Tiger Direct Canada Coupon Code: $15 Off Orders Of $100+ For Customer Appreciation Week

Posted by on May 31, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Tiger Direct Canada Coupon Code: $15 Off Orders Of $100+ For Customer Appreciation Week

Have you ever shopped at Tiger Direct? Then Tiger Direct wants to thank you for your business with a lovely $15 discount on any order totalling over $100. Don’t worry if you have never shopped there and only do so for the first time this weekend, it will be our secret! Tiger Direct Canada Coupon Code: $15 Off Orders Of $100+ For Customer Appreciation Week

Discounts like these are rare from Tiger Direct since they ordinarily only release savings on select products. Neadless to say, this would be a great opportunity to shop for a gift for Dad since Father’s Day is only a couple of weeks away on June 15th 2014.

At first, I was tempted to highlight the Asus 8″ ME180A-A1-WH tablet as a fantastic deal to take advantage of, because it’s already on sale for $199.99 (reg. $249.99), but the thing with Tiger Direct is that there are thousands of amazing deals going on simultaneously and it really depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re in the market for a tablet, then definitely check out the Asus, especially since it’s more expensive at Best Buy at $241.19. With 16GB of storaget and a quad-core 1.6GHz CPU, it’s not the techiest of tablets but it’s definitely one that would be perfect for anyone looking to browse the internet, check their e-mails, stream videos, etc.

Be sure to also check out the Overstock Liquidation section with savings starting at 25% off. I found this Pentax Q10 highly compact 12.4mp camera for just $289.99 (reg. $399.99), whereas Amazon.ca is offering it for $365.74. It’s a point and shoot camera with face recognition, 1080p movie recording and a 3″ LCD screen.

These two deals really are just the tip of the iceberg, as there are site wide discounts available on top of the individual deals you will receive by clicking on the link above and entering your e-mail address in the provided field. Once you have done so, you will immediately receive a unique code.

Shipping fees vary per item.

(Expiry: 5th June 2014)

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