Valentines ideas

February 4

Get Ready For Valentine’s Day With These Top Beauty Deals

Posted by on February 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Get Ready For Valentines Day With These Top Beauty Deals

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner but are you ready for the #1 date night of the year? Below are some of the best beauty deals out right now. Take advantage of them as soon as possible to make sure that you get your order on time for February 14th or any other occasion, even if it’s for every day use. Get Ready For Valentines Day With These Top Beauty Deals

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics – Use the code MINIEYE215 on any order to get free shipping, along with a free sample of extra eye repair cream. Expires February 12th.

Clinique – Until February 5th, enter the code BEYOND to get a free universal superprimer mini along with free shipping on any order.

Lancome – Spend over $50 and use either the promo code NEWYEAR to get a free 5-pc gift set or the coupon code JOIEDEVIVRE to receive a free 6-pc gift set. Shipping is also free on orders over $50.

Mac Cosmetics – Until February 8th, make sure to enter the code MACSHIP to get absolutely free shipping on any order.

Pur Minerals – Here’s a twofold coupon: enter the code GRABBAG15 when you spend over $40 to receive 5 mystery must-haves for free. Alternatively, if you spend less than $40, then you can get this mystery pack for just $15. It has a $75 value. Limited time only.

Sephora – For a limited time only, shop for over $25 to get a free deluxe sample of Brandt Needle No More when you use the coupon code NONEEDLES at checkout.

Shu Uemura – Until the end of February 4th, get 5 free samples with any order when you enter the discount code: SAMPLE5 at checkout.

Tarte Cosmetics – Take advantage of the promo code SWEET to save 20% on any purchase until February 6th.

Well.ca – Spend over $25 on Cake Beauty products and use the coupon code CAKEMINI to get a free Cake mini hand cream. Expires February 8th.

Happy beautifying Moosers!

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February 4

Graydon Clinical Luxury Coupon: 20% Discount on Natural Beauty Products

Posted by on February 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Graydon Clinical Luxury Coupon: 20% Discount on Natural Beauty Products

If you are looking for the optimal gift for your all-natural loving partner, then look no farther than Graydon Clinical luxury. This wonderful little Canadian company produces body and facial care products made with all natural ingredients, many of them native to Canada. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Graydon is offering 20% off all orders using the following coupon code, with no minimum required.

Click here to shop @ Graydon Clinical Luxury now

  • Coupon Code: BeMyValentine
  • Discount: 20% off
  • Expiry: 8th February 2015

Previous Graydon deals have been for specific a bundle, which is great, but it really does not help if you want to try products not included in the bundles or you do not need specific products included in each bundle. Here are some fun products that I would highly recommend!

Before Bed Spray - Was $15 | After coupon $12

When I purchased this spray, I was not entirely sure how I would use it. Yet, months later it is proving to be my new best friend. I spray my pillows before bed and the gentle scent helps relax my mind. Moreover, I spray my oversized plushie that I sleep with (uh huh!) with the spray as well. The anti-microbial ingredients help to keep my plushie from being a toxic little playground.

The Putty 50 ml  – Was $29 | After coupon $23.20

I cannot recommend this product enough. Quiet rashes, help your eczema, sooth inflamed skin, and promote healing with The Putty. I like to think of this as the ultimate moisturizer to ‘tack’ your skin back together. I use it every day, so I upgraded to the 240 ml bottle at only $49. With this coupon code, you would pay $39.20 for that large size bottle.

All Over Body Oil 120 ml – Was $24 | After coupon $19.20

I own this body oil, but have not had the opportunity to fully test it out yet as I am currently finishing another bottle. However, it smells nice without being too feminine (guys should like it too) and it would make a lovely massage oil for Valentine’s Day. It also has many other purposes like:

applying on cuticles, the ends of your hair and even for shaving your legs! There is not a lot this multi tasking oil will not do.

I would not have thought of any of those things, so I am glad that Graydon offers some ideas on what else you can do with her products.

Graydon offers free shipping across Canada on orders of $100 or more. You can also request samples for only $1.50 each.

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February 3

Zinio Canada: 2-Yr Magazine Subscription For The Price Of 1-Yr (Cosmopolitan, O, PC World & More!)

Posted by on February 3, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Zinio Canada: 2 Yr Magazine Subscription For The Price Of 1 Yr (Cosmopolitan, O, PC World & More!)

Here’s a Valentine’s Day gift idea that keep on giving: get a 2-year subscription to select magazines at Zinio for the price of 1 year!

With a total of 78 different magazines to choose from, here are just some of the ones that stood out to me:

  • Cosmopolitan
  • Harper’s Bazaar
  • Food Network Magazine
  • Macworld
  • O: The Oprah Magazine
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Elle
  • Photography Week
  • Women’s Health
  • Cooking Light
  • Men’s Health
  • Parenting

There are also a couple of travel, geeky, commercial, home and other magazines that I would say are more niche-specific. For instance, Scootering is in there, covering all things related to scooters but this one definitely wouldn’t apply to everyone.

Prices vary per magazine but to give you an idea, Cosmopolitan is $22.92 for a two-year subscription with 26 issues, which comes down to just $0.88 per issue. These are digital copies, of course, but considering a print edition of this popular magazine typically runs for close to $6, then paying less a dollar is definitely a steal of a deal.

If you are unfamiliar with how to read the magazines, it’s super easy. You can either browse the magazine from an iOS or Android device (this includes both smart phones and tablets) or you can use the desktop reader to view it from the comfort of your desktop or laptop.

This is definitely a great Valentine’s Day gift idea, especially since the subscription will be good for two years and your loved one won’t have to worry about resubscribing for a while. Plus, there are plenty of diverse magazines to choose from to cater to most interests.

Another magazine that I didn’t mention above but that could be an interesting choice is Geek. It covers a wide array of trending topics pertaining to lifestyle, film, music, comic books and more. To give you an idea, the current May-June 2015 cover is that of Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s priced at $16.29 for 12 issues.

There is absolutely no mention as to when this promotion might expire, so if I were you, I wouldn’t wait to take advantage of it if there is a magazine that you particularly want to subscribe to.

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February 3

Swarovski Canada: Free Crystal Pouch with Any Order

Posted by on February 3, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Swarovski Canada: Free Crystal Pouch with Any Order

Swaorvski Canada has a little incentive for you to buy your lover something sparkly this Valentine’s Day. With any order at Swarovski (no minimum), you will receive a free crystal pouch.

I am actually rather surprised at this offer. I do not recall Swarovski ever having a free gift promotion without a minimum purchase required. Usually that minimum is fairly high, around $150 to $200.

I tested the offer out on a Slake Deluxe Bracelet, they retail for $79 each. You can select the bracelet in your or your lover’s favourite colour, as there are 13 different colours to choose from. I added the Slake Rock Purple bracelet to my cart and the free crystal pouch popped right in as well.

Swarovski Canada: Free Crystal Pouch with Any Order

Even though you will receive the free bag of crystals with any purchase amount, Swarovski offers free shipping on orders of $120 or more. Under that minimum, shipping will cost you $10.95. My cart is $41 short of that threshold, so I went in search of something larger.

This Disney -Piglet figurine might not make you think of Valentine’s Day right away., but Piglet is holding a heart shaped balloon while looking oh so sweet (and a little wind-blown). I think the figurine is absolutely adorable, and at $150 it makes a lovely gift and qualifies for free shipping. Swarovski also offers a free gift bag and greeting card. Thus, you have everything you need to present your gift without having to buy a card or wrapping paper.

For a more traditional Valentine’s Day gift, gaze upon the Cupid Heart Pendant for $145. The pendant has two moveable heart pieces that can be worn four different ways. Have the hearts nestled, side by side, or wear each heart individually for a different look all from one necklace. This is a piece of jewellery that will last for ages because it forever changes.

The gift is a sweet little satchel of crystals, but I have no idea what one would do with them! They appear to be loose crystals inside a bag. I suppose you could use them for decorating – put them in a glass tube and watch the light catch them from the window. If you have any ideas of what to do with the free crystal pouch, leave your comments below!

Quantities are limited.

(Expiry: 14th February 2015)

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February 3

Sticky9: 3 for 2 Deal & Free Shipping

Posted by on February 3, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Sticky9: 3 for 2 Deal & Free Shipping

Avigayil introduced you to Sticky9, which is a UK store that turns your Instagram and other photos into personalized gifts. They have free international shipping, but you may encounter duties or customs fees at the border. To avoid this, you can keep your order under $20. If you can’t, you just have to hope for the best! Right now Sticky9 has a fantastic deal on where if you buy three items, you’ll pay for only two. This can be on any of their items, large or small.

You can mix and match your items, but know that the cheapest items will be free.

I really love their magnet calendars, which sell for $36.99 (all prices are in Canadian dollars, which makes it super easy to figure out your total!). These make great gifts for Valentine’s Day. You decide on the six photos you’d like to see on the calendar and they do the rest. You can display it as you’d like. If you wanted to get three of these, you’d save $36.99, paying a total of $73.98 for three calendars.

The phone covers are cool too, and I’m sure it would be easy enough to find three phones to cover for $37.99 a piece. Or you could cover their phone and tablet, plus your own phone. Tablet covers are $49.99. If you had three tablets to cover, you’d save $50 and pay only $99.98 for three tablet covers.

I like that you can think out of the box for these personalized gifts. You don’t just have to choose one photo, but some items, like the covers ask you to choose multiple photos (like 36!) so you can get a little shot of that person’s life right on to the gift. You can be creative and put all of their favourite things into one collage. For example, my hubby loves his kids, his work, golf, beer and chicken wings (and of course me). I think I’d do a collage of all those things so when he looks at his cover, he’ll smile. Sure, I could do just a bunch of pics of the kids, but that’s so overdone Sticky9: 3 for 2 Deal & Free Shipping

There are coupon codes available for Sticky9, but you can’t use them with this promotion and this deal far beats those coupon deals, unless you only want to get one item.

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February 1

Body Shop: Ultimate Body Care Gift Set Was $128 | Now $45 (FS @ $50)

Posted by on February 1, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Body Shop: Ultimate Body Care Gift Set Was $128 | Now $45 (FS @ $50)

The Body Shop has a lot of promotions going on right now, but my favourite deal is this Ultimate Body Care Gift Set on sale from $128 down to $50. However, when you add the gift set to your cart it comes down to just $45, as you are spending over $30.

So, why is this my favourite deal when there are so many other deals at The Body Shop right now? Well, sometimes I just like to keep things simple. Building your own cart takes time and energy that, some days, I frankly do not possess. The idea of sticking one item into my cart and it covering all my needs is pretty sweet. In addition, these items totally match already so no need to dig around to find complementary scents.

Secondly, the popular Buy 3 Get 3 free sale is on at the Body Shop right now. I think that is a fabulous sale, but it is equivalent to 50% off all those items. The Ultimate Body Care Gift Set is actually 65% off, so you are saving more off the kit.

Kits also make amazing gifts. They come in a pretty box and are ready for gift giving without having to add in too much extra effort, wrapping paper, and more. Valentine’s Day is approaching in just two weeks – this might just be the perfect gift for your loved one.

The Ultimate Body Care Gift Set consists of eight pieces to keep your body all happy and moisturized. Included in the set are:

  • Mango Body Sorbet 6.76 oz
  • Mango Body Mist 3.38 oz
  • Coconut Body Butter 6.76 oz
  • Coconut Shower Cream 8.45 oz
  • Honeymania Body Butter 6.76 oz
  • Honeymania Soap 100g
  • Shea Body Butter 6.76 oz
  • Shea Body Scrub 6.76 oz

I have tried the shea butter products from the Body Shop – they are marvellously thick and moisturizing. The mango is fantastic for anyone who loves a fruity scent and it can really brighten up your winter. Coconut is like the tropics – the scent pairs very well with the mango. I am most excited about Honeymania as I LOVE honey and I have never tried that scent from The Body Shop before.

With eight products in the kit at only $45, you are paying approximately $5.62 per product. When products like the Mango Body Sorbet retail for $15 alone, you know this is going to be a good deal.

All orders of $50 or more qualify for free shipping. Add on a $5 item like these Frosted Cranberry Bath Sprinkles, currently 50% off, to receive free shipping.

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February 1

Shop.ca: 75% Off Amour Jewellery & Free Shipping

Posted by on February 1, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Shop.ca: 75% Off Amour Jewellery & Free Shipping

Shop.ca is offering 75% off Amour jewellery. Jewellery is one of the four traditional Valentine’s Day gifts (chocolate, flowers, and lingerie are the other three) and this sale may help you spoil your loved one with something new.

I rather like simpler jewellery, there is something about a lovely understated ring or set of earrings that incorporates so well into daily wear. This Amour Collection Rose Plated Silver Diamond Infinity Ring (.05 Cttw, G-H Color, I2-I3 Clarity) has that most beautiful rose gold colour and would work well as an everyday ring as it is not too ostentatious. Originally $272, the ring is on sale for $68. I like how they have textured the ring to look like rope and the ten round, pave-set diamonds are certainly appealing.

I have a soft spot in my heart for emeralds; they are just such a brilliant green. While I do not own any, they are on my wish list. I just want a lovely little pendant, though I would love an emerald bracelet but that would cost a fortune! This Amour Collection 10K White Gold Created Emerald and Diamond Heart Pendant (0.02 Cttw, G-H Color, I1-I2 is an affordable option for those who love emeralds. Originally $508, though regularly retailing for $318, this beautiful little pendant is on sale for just $127.

If a bracelet is on her wish list this year, then consider the delicate Amour Collection Sterling Silver Tanzanite Tennis Bracelet, 7″.  Tanzanite is a beautiful purple-ish stone that contrasts beautifully with the sterling silver setting. At 7″ long, the bracelet should fit comfortable around most women’s wrists. The bracelet has a retail price of $456, but often retails for $285. Currently, the Tanzanite tennis bracelet is on sale for $114. I really want a tennis bracelet (though I would prefer emeralds), so this is my pick of the sale.

We have looked at a ring, pendant, and bracelet; let us not forget earrings! The Amour Collection Sterling Silver Freshwater Black Pearl and Diamond Dangle Earrings (0.06 Cttw, G-H Color, combines my adoration of pearls (especially black ones) with my love for diamonds. Pearls just look so sophisticated in my opinion, whether it is a necklace or a set of earrings. Originally $340 and regularly $213, the earrings are now on sale for $85.

Receive free shipping on all order at Shop.ca. What are you buying your loved one for Valentine’s Day this year?

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January 31

75% to 80% Off Select Dresses @ Zara Canada (Prices From $13!) & FS on $50+

Posted by on January 31, 2015 at 9:00 AM

75% to 80% Off Select Dresses @ Zara Canada (Prices From $13!) & FS on $50+

I caught a glimpse of the dresses @ Zara Canada and knew I had to post. Right now, select dresses are on sale for up to 75% to 80% off with prices ranging from $13 to $23. Shipping is free for orders bigger than $50 or a flat rate of $4.95 for all orders under $50.

Zara has a few great choices for dresses right now on deep discount. A few of them would make a beautiful splash for Valentine’s Day. Sizing is a little spotty but it is worth digging a bit for some of these beautiful dresses.

I was peeking around some of the dresses at Zara and I found this beautiful Black Draped Back Dress. This dress was $60 but is now on sale for only $16. I absolutely love the draping on the back of the dress. I would not normally pick a dress with such a low back as I can only tolerate the alternatives to wearing a bra for so long. This dress however, is simply stunning and I would make an exception. If you have any big events coming up or simply want something romantic and sexy for Valentine’s Day, this could be your dress. The sizing is a bit spotty and it is only available in a small or medium. Ladies if you have it, you should flaunt it. I would probably pick a different pair of shoes than the black low cut Doc Martin style shoes with the silver toe the model is wearing.

Check out this flirty Satin Dress. This dress was $59.90 but is now only $15.99 and comes in a beautiful bright magenta colour. This time of year, I would probably wear this dress at home for my sweetie. I do not know how I could wear this beautiful dress out of the house in Canadian Winter without freezing. Once summer hit, this dress would make its way to the front of my closet. I love the crisscrossing straps in the back. I hope my strapless bra would cover well under this one.  I could see this dress working well if you have a Spring Break vacation in the works. This dress is currently available in sizes medium and large.

Take a second look at this Yellow Jumpsuit With Straps which was $39.90 Now $12.99. While a jumpsuit usually is not my thing, I bet I could pull this one off since it looks and swings like a shorter maxi dress. The yellow is a soft pastel that is perfect for summer or that Spring Break trip to Cuba you are now have planning in your head. This dress only comes in size small. I would throw this on over a bathing suit for walking along the beach. You could also wear it for dinner out later that evening with the right accessories and shoes.

As I mentioned up top, shipping is pretty reasonable. There are other items available in the sale section for Ladies, Men and Kids sections. It may not be too hard to reach the $50 minimum to qualify for free shipping. If you just want just that perfect black draped back dress, shipping is a flat rate of $4.95 for all orders under $50. You could also choose to pick up your items in store for free.

I do not personally own any of Zara’s clothes.  Please tell me if you order that black dress, I really love it but it is not available in my size. Bargainmoosers, are you a fan of Zara?

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January 29

Forever Yours Lingerie: Up to 70% Off & $14 Off $50 Coupon

Posted by on January 29, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Forever Yours Lingerie: Up to 70% Off & $14 Off $50 Coupon

Forever Yours Lingerie has a massive sale with up to 70% off bras, panties, babydolls, slips, bustiers, and more. On top of that, you can use the following $14 off $50 coupon code that was just released!

Click here to shop the clearance sale @ Forever Yours now

  • Coupon Code: LOVEYOU
  • Discount: $14 off $50
  • Expiry: 5th February 2015

Together the coupon and the clearance sale will make all your Valentine’s Day wishes come true. You cannot help but come away with an armful of beautiful lingerie for yourself or your lover at these prices. Here is what I combined in my cart.

This Ohlala Cheri Floral Chemise is a winning piece. The teal piping, ribbon at the waist, and accenting flowers pop out on the black background. The back of the chemise is completely see-through so pair this beautiful chemise with a gorgeous pair of panties. Originally $74.99, the Cheri Floral Chemise is now on sale for $29.99. As a woman that loves lingerie, I would enjoy receiving this for Valentine’s Day myself. It is a beautiful piece. Sizes small, medium, and large are still available.

For something a bit frillier, you cannot pass up this Coquette ‘Pink Bow’ Bustier in pink with black bows and ruffles. The underwired bustier provides support. Boning around the body accentuates your curves and the black boning channels also visually accent the pink bustier. The cute bow print, velvet, lace, bows, and ruffles will have you giggling and bouncing in girlish joy. Originally $89.99, the Pink Bow bustier is now $29.99.

Now, I placed both the chemise and the bustier in my cart. $29.99 plus $29.99 comes to $59.80. However, after I applied the coupon code my total came down to $45.98. That works out to approximately $22.99 apiece.

You can score so many incredible deals with this combination of sale and coupon code. Valentine’s Day is often thought of as the ‘red holiday’ so buy some red lingerie for your lover. This Coquette Corset with Lace comes in a black/red combination. Originally $119.99, it is now on sale for $39.99 in a size small. The black/blue version has a few other sizes available. Throw in a pair of Dreamgirl Red Fishnet Panties on sale from $14.99, down to $5.99.

Shipping is free on orders of $199 or more. However, I would not worry about that because flat rate shipping is only $8. With the deals you are getting it is well worth paying $8 for shipping.

For future Forever Yours coupon codes, visit our forum.

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January 28

Groupon Canada Promo Code: Triple Discounts – Extra 10%-20% Off Local Deals, Goods & Getaways (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 28, 2015 at 9:30 PM

Groupon Canada Promo Code: Triple Discounts   Extra 10% 20% Off Local Deals, Goods & Getaways (EXPIRED)

Quick! Until tomorrow, Groupon is offering an extra 10%-20% off the purchase of 3 deals. This is on top of major deals available just by shopping at Groupon.

Check out all deals @ Groupon.com here

  • Coupon Code: TRIPLE
  • Discount: extra 10%-20% off 3 deals
  • Expiry: 29th January 2015

Basically, the discount you can get depend on the kind of deal you are looking to save even more on. So with the Groupon code above, you can save an:

  • Extra 20% off up to 3 local deals
  • Extra 10% off up to 3 goods deals
  • Extra 10% off up to 3 getaway deals

It seems like just yesterday that we rang in the new year and yet can you believe that February is already almost upon us? This means that Valentine’s Day is too and if you haven’t even began thinking of what you and your partner may want to do, then now is the time to get on it!

Looking around deals for the Toronto area, I found a massage aromatherapy session for 2 reduced to $129 with a value of $240. With the code, it further comes down to just $103.80 or essentially $51.60 per person. That is an absolutely amazing price to pay for a massage, especially since it also comes with a pedicure, wine, fruit and a cheese platter — wow! I’m tempted to drive over to Toronto just for this deal! Groupon Canada Promo Code: Triple Discounts   Extra 10% 20% Off Local Deals, Goods & Getaways (EXPIRED)

If you’re looking to get away somewhere within Canada, then a trip to Niagara Falls is always a popular choice. The Four Points Sheraton Niagara Falls fallsview getaway is already down to just $85/night (reg. $225 night) and gets even further reduced to just $76.50/ night. Surprisingly, this price actually covers a stay for 2 in a standard double-queen or king bedroom. Plus, up to 3 kids under the ages of 17 can stay for free. You have the choice between either the family or the couples package and each ones comes with nearly identical perks like a gift certificate for Ruth’s Chris steak house, a voucher for East Side Mario’s, another gift certificate for iHope, etc.

Overall, even if you’re not in the midst of planning a Valentine’s Day date, then this Groupon coupon is worth taking advantage of, especially since there are plenty of goods to get for a fraction of the cost as well like the Muscletech alpha test, already on sale for $19.99 (reg. $94.99) and which comes down to an even lower price of $17.99.

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January 28

Hudson’s Bay: 424 Fifth Jewellery & Accessories up to 60% Off

Posted by on January 28, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Hudsons Bay: 424 Fifth Jewellery & Accessories up to 60% Off

If you are still looking for a special Valentine’s Day gift for your beloved, visit the clearance on 424 Fifth jewellery and accessories at Hudson’s Bay. Many jewellery pieces are up to 60% off and they would make lovely gifts for a significant other.

This Stacked Crystal Cuff first caught my eye because I tend towards the gothic look – a lot of black – in my daily wardrobe. The cuff is finished with Swarovski crystals for brilliant shine. Originally $159, the crystal cuff is on sale for $63.60.

The clear bracelets are my favourite line from 424 Fifth by Lord & Taylor. The invisible Crystal Bracelet looks glamorous with decadent jewels in a gold-coloured setting. Yet the bracelet itself is clear so it simply disappears on your skin allowing the jewels to shine. Originally $79, the bracelet is on sale for $31.60.

My favourite bracelets are actually cheaper (so rare)! The Crystal Cluster Clear Cuff Bracelet in White is just lovely for someone who wants a little bling without making a huge statement. However, I just adore the Crystal Cluster Clear Cuff Bracelet in Red and it would make the perfect Valentine’s Day present. Originally $49, these bracelets are now $19.60 each. I am not alone in my preference for the red, this one reviewer said:

This bracelet is very nice the stones are well design and the ruby red is pretty. I would use it for a night out in the town or semi formal occasion.

As I mentioned above, there are accessories for sale as well. The Cable Knit Cashmere Blend Infinity Scarf was $129, and is now on sale for $51.60. The oversized cable knit design looks sophisticated enough to wear to the office. In addition, cashmere is a wonderfully luxurious fabric that will not only keep you warm but it also feels really soft against your face.

424 Fifth jewellery is exclusive to Hudson’s Bay as it is made by Lord & Taylor. I think the jewellery looks nice and for the clearance price, is a good buy. With Valentine’s Day approaching, a nice new piece of jewellery or an accessory might make a good gift if your loved one likes this sort of stuff.

Hudson’s Bay Canada offers free shipping on orders of $99 or more or on orders of $49 for HBC cardholders. Orders under the free shipping minimums start at $5.95 for shipping and go up from there.

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January 27

7 Inexpensive Ideas To Spoil Your Sweetie This Valentine’s Day

Posted by on January 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM

7 Inexpensive Ideas To Spoil Your Sweetie This Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air and it is easy to let your pocketbook be caught in making some magic for Valentine’s Day. Receiving a dozen long stemmed roses or a piece of expensive jewelry is a lovely gesture and generally well appreciated but there are other ways to surprise your sweetie. Sometimes little gestures can mean just as much as the traditional expensive gifts. Here are some ideas to get you started in creating a fun day for your valentine.

Make Love Messages in the Snow

Grab your boots and coat and head outside early in the morning. You could also make your message the night before if there is no snow forecasted overnight. Then stomp out a heart or I love you message in the snow to your sweetie under their window. This is such a sweet gesture and does not cost anything except a little time. Alternatively, you could spread something colored on the snow such as rose petals or birdseed so your message is even clearer on the white snow. Another option if it snowed overnight and you park outside is to write the message on your sweetie’s car in the snow.

Grab A Coffee or Tea

This is one my hubby surprises me with once and a while and is always appreciated. He knows about my coffee addiction and will every now and then surprise me with my favourite coffee on his way home. Pick something your sweetie loves but may not order all the time for a real treat. For only a few bucks your sweetie will be impressed at your thoughtfulness. Just be careful not to drop the beverage on the way, ouch hot!

Go Ice Skating

Surprise your Valentine with a trip to a city rink and lace up your skates. Ice Skating is a great romantic couples date. If you are uncoordinated and wobbly, your sweetie help to keep you balanced. If you are a skating pro, hold hands as you enjoy the ice. Either way you are sure to have a few laughs and make some memories. If you do not already own a pair of skates consider borrowing a pair from a friend.

Bake or Make Your Sweetie a Treat

One year for Valentine’s Day I made my husband these inexpensive no-bake Oreo and raspberry cheesecakes in mason jars from Max and Me. This recipe made only 8 mini cheesecakes which was perfect to have one now and a few later. I do not typically make cheesecake at home so it was a big treat for him. The best part is it did not require much effort from me since they were no bake. The recipe calls for homemade whipped cream but I cut down on time with Cool Whip. We often will make homemade heart shape pizza for Valentine’s Day in our house and pair it with a movie night for a special treat. You can also go more traditional and make some heart cookies or other treats. Another fun idea would be to get a little flour on your nose, put on some cheesy music and decorate your treats together. If you are not the cooking type, stop by the bakery and pick up something tasty in a size just for two to enjoy over candles.

Print Some Photos

I have a ton of photos on my phone and 98% of them stay right there on my phone. The other 2% goes mostly to Facebook and other social sharing sites. It is likely your sweetie also has a phone full of photos that they only rarely look at. Grab some current photos and print them off. I am a fan of Costco’s printing for the combination of decent prices and good quality. Frame one or two for a simple and quick thoughtful gift. If you are ambitious and have a little more time, consider putting together a photo book or busting out the scissors and tape to make an old-fashioned collage. Whatever you choose, your Valentine will be thrilled at your thoughtfulness.

Clean The Car

This one is a bit more practical but very thoughtful. Steal your sweetie’s car and give it the full clean treatment. Wash the outside, clean the windows inside, wipe down the console and vacuum it. If it were me I would probably combine this gesture with something more romantic from above also, but a clean car is always appreciated. Leave a love note on the dash for an extra surprise when you are finished!

Top 10 List

Create a top 10 list of reasons why you love your sweetie and share it with them. This could include some of your favourite memories from over the course of your relationship. Also make sure to include qualities you love about your Valentine or nice things that they do to take care of you.” Need a place to start? Check out this list of “365 reasons why I love you” from Advicenators for inspiration.

For more great Valentine’s Day ideas check out this great post from Eva: 6 Ways To Make Valentine’s Day Special Without Spending A Cent.

Bargainmoosers what is your favourite way to treat your sweetie on Valentine’s Day?

Photo credit: Reno Tahoe

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January 24

Up To 70% Off Valentine’s Gift Sets @ StrawberryNET (US) & Free Canadian Shipping!

Posted by on January 24, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Up To 70% Off Valentine’s Gift Sets @ StrawberryNET (US) & Free Canadian Shipping!

Here on Bargainmoose, we’ve got a dedicated email address signed up to various companies from all over the world, and we keep our eyes peeled for good offers for Canadians. I spotted one this morning from StrawberryNET, the US based site which sells cosmetics, beauty products and more. Just now, they’ve got a pre-Valentine’s sale on their gift sets, in which they are offering up to 70% off select items. PLUS, there is free worldwide shipping on all of these items!

StrawberryNET offers free shipping worldwide on all orders that are not fragrance-only orders. So, even if you order a small, low-value gift set such as this Cath Kidston Star Collection Lip Gloss Set (44% off) which is $11, that would get you free Canadian shipping – sweet!

In the gift set sale, you can choose from various categories such as skincare, make-up, perfume and men’s cologne.

Fragrance Discount & Shipping Surcharge

There’s a catch if you are ordering any of the fragrances though, and it gets a little complicated. Any fragrances get an extra 10% discount which is automatically applied at checkout. However, fragrance sets incur an extra $10 shipping surcharge at checkout. If you add any skincare, makeup or hair care product and your cart totals $35+, then free shipping will apply, once again. Keep that in mind when choosing your items!!

Example Deals

Customs & Duties Etc

If there are a few items you are interested in buying, split them into individual orders. That way, you will have less chance of your order getting stopped by customs and having to pay extra fees at your door. Technically, any order over $20 is liable to get hit… but as we all know here on Bargainmoose, you aren’t always picked on by customs and you can receive many items without any extra fees or trouble.

StrawberryNET Volume Discounts

StrawberryNET has a volume discount program, in which you get a little extra discount when you add more items to your shopping cart. E.g. Add 2 items, get a 1% discount on the order total. However, if you’re buying more items in one order, then you’re taking a higher risk of getting stopped by customs, as I mentioned above. I’d probably recommend you keep your orders small, as getting hit by customs would be a greater cost than the savings of the volume discount.

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January 23

Chapters Weekends 15% Off Coupon is Back & Free Shipping Today!

Posted by on January 23, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Chapters Weekends 15% Off Coupon is Back & Free Shipping Today!

* Bump – the 15% weekend coupon is back this weekend, and today only (Friday), it overlaps with the free shipping promotion from Chapters! ***

Chapters Indigo has brought back its 15% off regularly priced toys, decor and fashion items coupon that is valid this weekend and could be valid on recurring weekends. This is your chance to get a discount on all of what’s new and hot at Chapters Indigo. I took a look and I’m very excited to make a few purchases myself!

Click here to shop @ Chapters.Indigo.ca now

  • Coupon Code: 15OFFWEEKENDS
  • Discount: 15% off
  • Expiry: 25th January 2015

I am a huge fan of Chapters Indigo and not just because it is full of my favourite thing – books – but because their toy and decor section is always stocked with fun and beautiful stuff! It is my go-to place to get gifts for family and friends and my oldest son loves it more than Toys R Us.

Although I’m telling you about this pillow, I really don’t want you to buy it, as I don’t want it to go out of stock on me before I buy it! The Alphabet pillow is completely my style and I actually used to have wallpaper in the home office of my old house very similar to this. Since I couldn’t bring that beautiful wallpaper with me, I could compensate with this gorgeous pillow in my new home office. While $49.50 is a bit steep even for this stylish pillow, I’d pay the $42.07 it comes down to after coupon.

There are some exclusions to this coupon and I’m sad to say Lego is one of them. But, there are lots of other new and exciting toys for kids in case you need one for a birthday party or just because your kid might not have enough toys after Christmas. We got my middle son a Snap Circuits kit for Christmas and he absolutely loves it. You should all of the projects he can make with it, from an alarm to a microphone and more. I’d recommend this Snap Circuits Jr set for any kid who likes putting things together and you want an alternative to Lego. It was $29.95 and is now on sale for $25.46 with the coupon.

As always, get free shipping on orders over $25 and get all your Chapters Indigo coupons straight from the forum.

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January 22

7 Easy Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Your Home

Posted by on January 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM

7 Easy Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Your Home

Mi amore! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner including all of the hearts, sparkles and kisses that goes with it. The stores are already starting to tempt us with candy hearts and giant stuffed dogs professing their love. I like to spruce up my house with a few decorations for the holiday. While you can find plenty of shiny heart tinsel, I prefer to spend my cash on treating my sweetie instead of elaborate decor. Here is a great roundup of cute and easy ideas that you can put together to spruce up your holiday decor for Valentine’s Day while still keeping things cheap and chic.

1. Valentine’s Day Heart From Wine Corks

7 Easy Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Your Home

This cute upcycled craft will not cost you anything if you are already a wine drinker. This cork heart from Sand and Sisal looks amazing and is super simple. Grab a hot glue gun and some leftover wine corks and you are ready to create. Draw a heart on a piece of paper as your guide. Then place corks along the line making sure they touch. Once you have enough to create the edge of your heart you can start gluing. Another alternative would be to fill in the entire heart with corks on the inside also. You could then hang the filled heart on the wall and use thumbtacks to stick little love notes into it for your sweetie. I love that this craft looks expensive without very much effort.

2. Free Valentine’s Day Printable

7 Easy Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Your Home

I love free printable pictures to change up the look in my house for any holiday. All you need is a picture frame and a printer. Check out these free printable pictures from Soho Sonnet. Included are 7 cutesy printable pages with lots of hearts, flowers and modern prints and one cheeky one that says “I love you like a fat kid loves cake.” Add these to a picture frames with multiple slots and see if your friends notice the cheeky one. These freebies are available in three different sizes so they should fit whatever frame you already have in your house.

3. Melted Crayon Word Art

7 Easy Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Your Home

I really like this cute word art from Pieces By Polly. This blogger used trivets for the decoration above but you could use canvas, wood or even cardboard as your base. Paint a base coat if necessary on your chosen canvas. Then cut out the letters and trace around it on to your canvas. You can choose to spell love, another word or even pick shape such as a heart. I would keep my shape or letters somewhat simple to keep the piece looking clean and modern. Melt the tip of the crayons in a candle then press the melted wax onto your surface around the outside of your shape. Repeat the process until your entire surface except for the letter or shape is covered. I like that this technique can be created on pretty much whatever you have already laying around the house. This would be so sweet for a little kid’s playroom spelling out their name also.

4. Candy Filled Vase

7 Easy Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Your Home

It is time to raid the candy section at the bulk store for this sweet craft. I love how simple this conversation heart vase is from A Day In My Life. All you need is two vases, one large that is clear and one small in any colour plus any small Valentine’s Day candy. Place the smaller vase inside the larger vase. Fill the space in between the two vases with candy. Viola!

The smaller vase in the center allows you to put water in for real flowers that your sweetie gives you. You could also throw in fake flowers for effect. If you are trying to give a hint you want flowers for Valentine’s Day, this might be a way to do it subtly. My husband is overall observant but I would probably throw a few flowers in it myself to finish the look. This craft also tastes as delicious as it looks.

5. Coffee Filter Valentine’s Day Wreath

7 Easy Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Your Home

Check out this beautiful heart wreath from Soccer Mom Style. I always seem to have cardboard laying around the house so that makes this project super easy. You can buy coffee filters for only a buck or two if you do not already have some. Simply create your shape out of cardboard and cut it out. You can poke holes to put in the coffee filters as this blogger has done or you could hot glue the coffee filters to the cardboard. I like how she painted the tips of the coffee filters red but you could really choose any colour. I will probably add a layer of glitter to mine with some leftover spray adhesive.

6. Paper Heart Garlands

7 Easy Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Your Home

If you can staple and cut, you can make this sweet heart garlands from Posed Perfection. This is another versatile idea because you can use any kind of paper and string you already have handy. Solid red, pink and white paper looks great in this garland, but you could easily jazz this up with pages from an old book or leftover scrapbooking paper. For an alternative version of this garland, check out this curlier version at How About Orange that is strung on clear thread.

7. Valentine’s Day Countdown

7 Easy Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas For Your Home

Add a little suspense and excitement to the holiday with a countdown. This decoration idea serves double duty as treats and decoration, my kind of home decor! Click on over to this easy advent calendar style countdown from The House of Smiths. Paper bags, doilies and glitter are all inexpensive to pick up if you do not already have them on hand. The countdown numbers on the bags are made of vinyl, but you could easily write the numbers on yourself with a marker or some glue and more glitter. Fill the bags with whatever treats will excite your favourite sweetie.

Skip the flimsy cartoon hearts this time. Instead use these ideas to create your own decorations. Without a ton of extra effort you can have fun decorations that will look chic in your home.

Photo credit: Photophilde

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