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January 8

The Great Courses: 70% Off Bestselling Courses

Posted by on January 8, 2014 at 10:45 AM

The Great Courses: 70% Off Bestselling Courses

If your new year’s resolution is to take a course, better yourself or just read more, you should check out The Great Courses. They have hundreds of courses offered at great prices, with something for everyone. Right now they have a sale with up to 70% off their 154 best selling courses.

What do you want to learn about? I have to admit that I loved school (after high school that is). I love to learn new things and I even love writing essays. What can I say, I’m a writer, and having a brain filled with knowledge brings me joy. I’m considering taking one of these Great Courses in my free time, just for fun, but they would also be helpful to learn specific skills for a job or to complement your education. As a writer, these courses are great in learning about a specific topic that I may want to include in a story, which I may not know much about.

Some I’m considering:

There are a few ways you can get your courses. The least expensive option is an audio download and then CD and DVD is the most expensive option and then video download. If you don’t mind just listening to your course, you’ll pay less money. If you want the full experience in a DVD or video download format, you’ll pay a bit more for these.

Also, if you opt for the download option, you won’t pay shipping. To get it shipped, because it ships from the U.S., the rates are high and start at $25 for orders under $100. You may also have to pay duty on this so your best bet is to download.

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February 11

The Great Courses Special Sale: 70% Off

Posted by on February 11, 2013 at 8:00 AM

The Great Courses Special Sale: 70% Off

The Great Courses is having a special sale with 70% off 225 of their best-selling courses. This sale will end soon. There is also a coupon in the Bargainmoose forum that make this deal even sweeter, with 10% off a spend of $50.

Click here to shop @ The Great Courses

  • Coupon Code: XWVW
  • Discount: 10% off $50 or more
  • Expiry: 28th February 2013

I am always looking at the catalogue for these courses. I love learning and would love to take a course like this to keep me busy (busier), but I thought it was a bit too out of the budget. This sale makes it quite a bit more affordable. The courses are taught by highly-acclaimed and professional instructors. You can download or stream online, or get discs sent in the mail. It is so easy. The reviews are amazing for most of the courses as well. Here are a few I am considering:

Fundamentals of Photography – taught by a National Geographic photographer, you learn everything from the technical, to composition, to how to approach and handle your subjects in 24 lectures. I took two very expensive college photography courses and learned quite a bit, but this seems right up my alley for a refresher and new perspective. Regularly $214.95 (digital) get it for $53.95 with coupon code.

Even before writing and photography, my first love (well besides my family) is food. This Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking course looks amazing. Taught by a chef from the Culinary Institute of America, this course helps you master the art of a great meal by learning about cooking techniques, ingredients and gaining confidence in the kitchen. Regularly $254.95 (discs) and $214.95 (digital) get it for $69.95 and $53.95 respectively.

If there is one thing I need (besides sleep), it is mindfulness. I find meditation extremely difficult. My mind goes from the time I wake up until I go to sleep and probably even while I am sleeping. It would be great to take a course like Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation so I can practice this ancient art in my own home. By the end of the 24 lectures I should know how to reduce my stress and have that mind-body connection. This one has either digital audio or video or DVD or CD. Digital video now $53.95, regularly $214.95; digital audio now $31.45 (if you purchase over $50), regularly $129.95; DVD now $69.95, regularly $254.95; CD now $49.95, regularly $179.95.

If you choose the CD/DVD options it does ship from the States and the rates start at $25. The download/stream option is much more cost-efficient.

Look for other coupon codes from The Great Courses on the Bargainmoose forum.

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