December 25

Microsoft Store Boxing Day 2015 Deals – Save on Laptops, Phones, Games & More

Posted by on December 25, 2015 at 4:57 PM

Microsoft Store Boxing Day 2015 Deals   Save on Laptops, Phones, Games & More

The Microsoft Store is one of my favourite places for Boxing Day deals as they sell signature edition laptops (no junkware) and stock other great electronics. Their Boxing Day sale just started today with amazing discounts – save hundreds of dollars on the tech you want! They also offer free shipping on all orders with no minimum.

Let us start with some basic tech for the family. These Skullcandy Ink’d 2 Earbuds with Inline Mic are on sale from $24.99 down to $9.99. Colours black and pink are still in stock. Give a new set to your kid who is always losing their earbuds or score a new set for yourself.

Is your child demanding a computer? I am sure all the other kids have one – or that is their argument at least. The Acer Aspire One Cloudbook (2GB/16GB) is a good first computer for your kid. Originally $239.99, the laptop is now on sale for $189.99. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 28

eBay Canada Black Friday Gift Card Discounts Roundup & Free Shipping

Posted by on November 28, 2015 at 4:00 PM

eBay Canada Black Friday Gift Card Discounts Roundup & Free Shipping

eBay Canada has been throwing its own Black Friday sale since yesterday and perhaps their best deals – the ones you cannot get anywhere else – are the discounts on gift cards. Pick up a gift card for up to 20% off its face value and receive free shipping of the physical gift card to your home.

I like gift card discounts because you save money before ever making a purchase in store. You can then combine the savings on the gift card with great sale prices in store (like on Boxing Day) to get more for less. There are discounted gift cards available for several different stores.

Give yourself or a friend credit on Facebook to spend on games, in-game purchases, and more. Save 20% on this Facebook Gift Card and receive free shipping.

This may be the most popular of these gift cards as you get to save 20% at SportChek before you even buy any gear! Read the rest of this entry »

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November 26

Xbox One Black Friday Deals 2015

Posted by on November 26, 2015 at 1:36 PM

Xbox One Black Friday Deals 2015

If a new Xbox One is on YOUR Black Friday or Christmas shopping list, then you have come to the right place! Here I have compiled a list of Xbox One Black Friday Deals from the most popular online retailers.

Microsoft Canada

Hands down, I think Microsoft Canada has the best deals on the Xbox One this year. Not only will you receive from $50 to $100 off your Xbox One bundle, you also will get a FREE $60 Gift Card from Microsoft! On top of that, enjoy Assassin’s Creed Unity for FREE when you buy any console. Here are the best deals: Read the rest of this entry »

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November 26

QUICK! $10 off the 3 Month Xbox Live Gold Pass – now only $15 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft! * HOT *

Posted by on November 26, 2015 at 7:44 AM

QUICK! $10 off the 3 Month Xbox Live Gold Pass – now only $15 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft! * HOT *

If you or anyone in your family uses Xbox Live, then you have to check out this deal right now. In the Black Friday offers from Microsoft Canada, they are having a sale on their 3 month passes. These passes usually cost $24.99 but they are taking $10 off this cost, bringing it down to only $14.99!!!

The Xbox Live Gold 3-Month Membership is a physical card, and it’s mailed out to your home with free shipping! Read the rest of this entry »

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October 23

eBay Canada: $50 for $45 or $100 for $90 Xbox Gift Cards & Free Shipping

Posted by on October 23, 2015 at 4:44 PM

eBay Canada: $50 for $45 or $100 for $90 Xbox Gift Cards & Free Shipping

eBay Canada is a goldmine of good deals on gift cards lately. I am tickled pink to have found this sweet deal on Xbox Gift Cards for the gamer in your family. Pick up a $50 gift card for just $45 or a $100 gift card for just $90. You will receive free shipping no matter what gift card you buy.

I do not like to give cash for Christmas but gift cards are an entirely different matter. They let the receiver buy exactly what they want and yet I guide that purchase by purchasing a specific card. The Xbox gift cards can be used to buy games, music, movies, and more at the Xbox store. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 27

The Source: Xbox One Remote Only 96¢ & Earbuds Only 96¢ *HOT*

Posted by on August 27, 2015 at 11:26 AM

The Source: Xbox One Remote Only 96¢ & Earbuds Only 96¢ *HOT*

For anyone with a new Xbox One, you NEED this deal! The Source Canada has discounted the Xtreme Gaming Remote Control for Xbox One to only 96¢. Control your Xbox One remotely – without a controller – with this little remote. Use coupon code TS499 for free standard shipping on orders of $1 or more at The Source. Make sure to choose standard shipping at checkout. The Source Canada is also selling a selection of Nintendo Kits that include earbuds for only 96¢ each. Use these earbuds with any device! (see below).

I really cannot find this remote control anywhere else: when it was sold on eBay… it was priced at $4.96 and quite quickly sold out. Other Xbox One remote controls on eBay start at at around $10.53. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 19

Amazon Canada: Xbox 360 Controller (Was $40) – Now $29.95

Posted by on July 19, 2015 at 11:04 AM

Amazon Canada: Xbox 360 Controller (Was $40)   Now $29.95

Love to game on the computer? Then grab yourself the Xbox 360 controller for Windows now on sale for just $29.95 (reg. $39.95) at Amazon. Shipping is free as well.

First thing’s first: don’t confuse this remote with the one designed for the Xbox 360. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 21

Pre-Order 2+ Games To Save 20% @ Best Buy or Amazon Canada

Posted by on June 21, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Pre Order 2+ Games To Save 20% @ Best Buy or Amazon Canada

Discounts on newly released games are somewhat rare but Moosers, here’s your chance to save 20%! Until Thursday, head over to either Best Buy or Amazon to save 20% on the pre-order of two or more video games as part of E3’s special pre-order deal. This offer is only available online.

Best Buy

If you decide to pre-order games at Best Buy, keep in mind that you need to be a Reward Zone member in order to be able to take advantage of this offer. On the bright side, I’m sure many of you already are subscribed, but if you’re not, just click on the second link above to become a member for free. It only takes a couple of seconds of filling out the necessary information (one minute tops).

Once you have either registered or entered your Reward Zone membership information, then a unique promotional code will be e-mail to you. You can then use it at checkout to get your 20% discount on the pre-order of two or more games.


If you prefer to shop at Amazon, then you need to enter the Amazon coupon code SAVE20E3 at checkout in order to get your discount once you have added to pre-order games to your cart. The following exclusions apply: Skylanders, Disney Infinity, LEGO Dimensions; Collector’s Editions, Limited Editions, Gold Editions, Limited Collector’s Editions; consoles and accessories.

Pre-order games

I tend to only buy video games once they have been officially released but a couple of days ago, I pre-ordered Batman: Arkham Knight as a Father’s Day gift for my hubby. The limited edition is currently sold out and on backorder anyways because of a production issue but you can pre-order the game for either PS4 or Xbox One for $69.99.

Very often, game publishers throw in bonuses for those who pre-order games and in fact, the Batman one currently even comes with the Waynetech booster pack, which includes Harley Quinn as a fully playable character. This game comes out June 23rd, so if you have been wanting to play it, I would definitely get it now for the bonus and the 2o% discount if you get another game. Here are other top choices that you could pre-order now:

The links here all point towards Best Buy but you can get all of these at Amazon if you prefer to shop there by searching for the appropriate title at the top of any Amazon page.

Your games are sure to qualify for free shipping as well as Best Buy automatically ships all orders over $20 for free and Amazon’s free shipping minimum is $25.

(Expiry: 25th June 2015)

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June 13

Microsoft Canada: Call of Duty Ghosts (Xbox One) Was $50 | Now $12 & Free Shipping *HOT*

Posted by on June 13, 2015 at 4:12 PM

Microsoft Canada: Call of Duty Ghosts (Xbox One) Was $50 | Now $12 & Free Shipping *HOT*

Microsoft Canada really has a sporting prince in Call of Duty: Ghosts for the Xbox One. As the Xbox one is still a relatively new console, games for this console are popular acquisitions when on sale. Originally $49.99, the game has been discounted to $11.99 with free shipping.

Slip this under the door of your teenage son or daughter to be ‘parent of the year’ or give it to your husband for Father’s Day if he is a gamer. Either way, this game is an affordable small gift that says ‘I love you’ and ‘have a good time’ all at once.

We have seen stellar deals on this game for other consoles before: the PS3 and Xbox 360 for sure. However, this is the first time I have seen this game that low for the Xbox One. Here are the prices at a few other online retailers:

  • $29.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $29.97 @ Staples Canada (OOS)
  • $59.99 @ Dell Canada
  • $59.95 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $19.99 + shipping @ EB Games
  • $28.88 @ Walmart Canada

As you can see, there is a WIDE range of prices for this game and Microsoft Canada beats them all. I also price compared at Amazon Canada, but Amazon does not have the game in stock – you would need to buy from a secondary marketplace seller and pay for shipping.

Just yesterday, a reviewer was thrilled at the price of this game, which he just purchased. He also said that he received the game very quickly: only three days after his purchase. Evidently, Microsoft Canada also has very quick shipping.

Microsoft does not have any reviews of the actual game itself, thus I borrowed one from best Buy Canada:

This is the most amazing version from Call of Duty. I liked all the missions their graphic are awesome. I liked the story. The multiplier is very good.

In fact, the vast majority of reviews for this game are quite positive. Thus, it really boggles my mind why a game like this would be so steeply discounted. I am not going to complain though!

This is a really hot deal and I expect the game to sell out quickly once the online community sees this deal. Pick a copy up for yourself, a friend, or a family member.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 11

Costco Canada: Xbox LIVE 12mth Gold Membership Was $49 | Now $39

Posted by on June 11, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Costco Canada: Xbox LIVE 12mth Gold Membership Was $49 | Now $39

Xbox Live memberships are a hot commodity in the gaming world. Costco Canada has reduced the Xbox Live 12-month gold membership from $48.99 down to $38.99. This is an electronic code that will be emailed to you: no shipping necessary.

The best part of this deal is the seller: this is not some Xbox live code from a unknown seller or a sketchy website you are not entirely sure you can trust. Costco Canada is a well-known business that has been around for years. They stand behind their products so you can be sure these codes will work. I did a little price comparing against other online retailers:

  • $44.99 @ Amazon Canada
  • $44.99 @ Dell Canada
  • $59.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $59.99 @ Microsoft Canada
  • $59.95 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $56.83 @ Walmart Canada

You are buying an electronic code that will be emailed to you by Codes2Go within 2 days of your purchase. You need to make sure that the email address you have on file is correct as that is the email they will use to send your Xbox Live membership code.

There are multiple benefits to Xbox Live memberships. As a member, you will receive discounted prices on new and old games. These discounts are exclusive to gold members. Membership easily pays for itself with the free games you receive per month. This month’s free games are:

Xbox One:

  • Massive Chalice
  • Pool Nation FX

Xbox 360:

  • Just Cause 2 (June 1-15)
  • Thief (June 16-30)

Usually, each console receives two free games per month. Sometimes you will receive more. The games change each month and you can score some pretty big titles once in a while. Many people love these deals, but you will always find the odd guy out there who isn’t happy unless he gets the newest and the best games free. I just ignore those people for the most part: You pay $40 for membership and you want free games worth $60 each month? I don’t think so!

Of course, the discounts on game prices are well worth the price of gold membership even without the free games. You receive 50 to 75% off the retail price of many games. One of my favourite gold deals this week is 70% off NBA Live 15. Many of the sports games are on discount this week.

(Expiry: 18th June 2015)

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May 26

12 Month Xbox Live Gold Subscription for $38! (HOT)

Posted by on May 26, 2015 at 1:30 PM

12 Month Xbox Live Gold Subscription for $38! (HOT)

If you or anyone in your family plays Xbox, then it’s pretty likely that you also have an Xbox Live subscription. Xbox Live subscriptions are needed to make use of the online services, not to mention give you access to special deals for Xbox subscribers, such as free games and more. You can buy the subscription from month to month, but it works out the best value when you buy a 12 month subscription. And over at CD Keys, the incredibly popular place to buy such subscriptions, you can get the 12 month Xbox Live subscription for only ~CA38 just now.

The above CD key will get you 12 months subscription to the services for use on Xbox One or on the older Xbox 360.

Extra 5% Coupon

When you click the above link, you will see a price of $32.99US (down from $60.28). To get an extra 5% discount on that price, go to the CD Keys Facebook page here, LIKE them, enter an email address and you’ll get a unique coupon code. Beware – the coupon code only lasts for 8 minutes, so you need to order right away.

Discounted Cart

Here’s what my cart shows with the discount amount:

12 Month Xbox Live Gold Subscription for $38! (HOT)

This US$31.34 converts to around $38 in Canadian dollars. Great deal!

Digital CD Key

When you buy your item from the CD Keys website above, they instantaneously give you a CD Key with which to activate your 12 month subscription. You can type it in to the field on your Xbox, and it will show you your 12 months.

Price Comparison

If you’re purchasing a 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscription from any of the main retailers in Canada, you’re liable to pay a lot more. For example, it’s $60 from Xbox themselves, $49 from, $60 @ Microsoft, $60 @ Best Buy, $60 @ Amazon. As you can see, the deal from CD Keys is really excellent.

And for those of you who haven’t heard of CD Keys, they’re one of the most famous sites for buying this type of thing, and have a very good reputation. From what I hear, they buy digital keys like this in the cheaper markets, and then sell them worldwide, enabling them to do such good deal prices.

(Expires: Unknown)

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May 23

$30 Off Mohu Leaf 50 HDTV Antenna + Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner For Xbox One BUNDLE – Now Just $100 @ Microsoft Store

Posted by on May 23, 2015 at 10:05 PM

$30 Off Mohu Leaf 50 HDTV Antenna + Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner For Xbox One BUNDLE   Now Just $100 @ Microsoft Store

This morning, Anna blogged about a deal on the Dell Inspiron 15 Signature Edition laptop at the Microsoft Store, which you can get for just $449 and potentially even $404, but looking around, I also spotted another great deal. This one’s a bundle: you can currently save $30 if you get both the Mohu Leaf 50 HDTV antenna and the Hauppauge digital TV turner for Xbox One as a bundle. Instead of a usual combined price of $129.99, you can get both of these products together for just $99.98. Shipping is free as always.

So what’s all the fuss about these two products? Basically, after plugging the TV tuner into an Xbox One, you will be able to access broadcast networks in your area free of charge. We’ve seen many similar services pop up recently and get popular but the great part about this one is that you only pay for it once as there are no subscription fees.

Now I can’t decide if these products are a ploy to get more users to buy the Xbox One or if it truly is just a convenience factor. Having to switch inputs between gaming, TV and whatever else is annoying so these products eliminate that aspect. That’s annoyance I can easily overlook but my monthly cable bill is one that I most certainly would prefer to eliminate, so if I had an Xbox One, I would definitely be tempted to try this TV system.

On their own, the TV tuner costs $59.99 and the antenna goes for $69.99, but what’s interesting is that I actually found a white version of this antenna priced at $110.99 at Amazon! On Hauppauge‘s official site, the TV tuner is $79 USD, so as you can see, even without the current promotion, these two products are significantly cheaper at the Microsoft Store and the free shipping offer definitely further sweetens the deal.

Keep in mind that it would seem that both of these products are essential in making your Xbox One work as a TV. What’s cooler though is that you will be able to pause live TV up to 30 minutes, browse channels with the help of the Kinect voice controls and even watch TV while playing a game with a split screen.

(Expiry: 21st June 2015)

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April 26

Dell Canada: XBOX Live 12-Month Gold Membership Was $60 | Now $44.99 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on April 26, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Dell Canada: XBOX Live 12 Month Gold Membership Was $60 | Now $44.99 (EXPIRED)

Dell Canada has discounted the XBOX Live 12-Month Gold Membership from $59.99 down to $44.99 with free shipping.

I price compared this membership with the prices at other online retailers. Here is what the competition is selling the Xbox Live 12 month membership for:

  • $48.99 @ Costco Canada
  • $56.83 @ Amazon Canada
  • $59.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $59.99 @ Microsoft Canada
  • $59.95 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $56.83 @ Walmart Canada

Dell Canada’s price is the best out of all the competition. Costco does come close, but is still a few dollars more. If you are a gamer on a budget (is that an oxymoron?) then this is an excellent choice to get in on the Gold benefits at Xbox Canada. As I have mentioned before, having an Xbox gold membership gives you access to exclusive deals that are not available to the ‘public’. You can just check out the “Deals with Gold” section in Xbox Canada to see what games you can score.

40% off Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition is one of the exclusive deals you can purchase with your Gold membership. The retail price for the game is $99.99, but it comes down to $59.99 with your Gold membership. You can easily see how a Gold membership can quickly pay for itself in savings on other games – especially the big titles and popular sequels.

the Xbox Gold membership allows you to play games with friends on the multiplayer network. You also receive free games each month as an Xbox Gold member. On top of that, you can save up to 75% off games in the Xbox Store. Previously, I have seen 50% offers on popular games such as Duck Dynasty and more.

I was recently reading about gaming consoles and the shift to monthly / yearly paid memberships. While many players would like to see that end, it appears to be here for good since PlayStation recently switched to a membership base as well with the PS4. I wonder if the major PC gaming platform will also switch to membership in the future. I think that would be terrible. Gaming console companies are making it nearly impossible to get away without a membership these days, so deals like this help save your pocket book an extra few dollars.

(Expiry: 27th April 2015 @ 6AM)

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April 7

Xbox Spring Sale: Up To 50% Off Select HD Movies, TV Shows, Xbox One & Xbox 360 Games

Posted by on April 7, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Xbox Spring Sale: Up To 50% Off Select HD Movies, TV Shows, Xbox One & Xbox 360 Games

Got an Xbox One or Xbox 360? Xbox’s Spring Sale is currently on and during the next couple of days, you can save up to 50% off select games, movies and TV shows.

Here are just some of the most noteworthy games that you can get for either Xbox One or Xbox 360 but there are more:

Xbox One

  • Ryse – Sone of Rome Season Pass: reg. $19.99/ now $11.99 (or $10 with Gold)
  • Watch Dogs Season Pass: reg. $19.99/ now $15.99 (or $13.99 with Gold)
  • Alien Isolation Season Pass: reg. $29.99/ now $17.99 (or $15 with Gold)
  • Farcry 4 Season Pass: reg. $29.99/ now $23.99 (or $20.99 with Gold)

If you have been meaning to get in shape, then definitely get Beachbody P90X for Xbox Fitness. Originally priced at $59.99, it’s on sale for $44.99 and is further reduced to just $40.19 for those with a Gold membership. The P90X programs is one of the toughest ones you can do and it’s one that is sure to whip you into shape just in time for summer… assuming you do it diligently every day and eat right of course!

Xbox 360

  • Rayman Origins: reg. $5.99/ now $4.94 with Gold
  • Trials HD: reg. $5.99/ now $4.99 with Gold
  • Let’s Sing and Dance: reg. $5.99/ now $4.99 with Gold
  • TMNT: reg. $13.19/ now $9.99 with Gold
  • Rock Band 4: reg. $11.99/ now $9.99 with Gold
  • Watch Dogs Season Pass: reg. $15.99/ now $13.99 with Gold

There is also a 50% discount to be had on select HD movies, along with movies for under $10 or $8. Certain TV shows and family movies have also been reduced in price.

For those of you with a Gold membership, there are also a couple of discounts on Forza Horizon for Xbox One. The highest discount is on the Forza Horizon 2 car pass, which is now 50% off and grants access to 6 monthly pack add-ons, along with the exclusive 2010 Noble M600 car. It’s regularly priced at $24.99 but you’re going to need to sign in to your Xbox account to see the reduced price, which should be of $12.50.

If you have an Xbox 360 with a gold membership, then you can get special prices on a variety of games like Serious Sam 3: BFE for just $3.29 (reg. $9.99) or Naruto Storm R for $32.49 (reg. $64.99).

(Image Credit: Chapendra)

(Expiry: 13th April 2015)

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March 12

Toys R Us: Xbox One Wireless Controller $39.95 & $10 Off Coupon

Posted by on March 12, 2015 at 5:25 PM


Toys R Us: Xbox One Wireless Controller $39.95 & $10 Off Coupon

We have found the best deal on an Xbox One controller that you can possibly get right now. The Xbox One – Wireless Controller has dropped from $59.95 down to $39.95 at Toys R Us. Merely add a filler item, and you can score the controller for $29.95 (+ filler item cost) after the coupon code CineplexHoliday.

The name of the game is finding the cheapest filler item you can possibly add on to your cart. That way, you can get a stellar deal on the Xbox One controller. I found several options for filler items:

In Store Pickup:

Ship to Home:

Now, you can get your filler item shipped to store while the Xbox Wireless Controller ships to your home. You could then go pick up the filler item, or not! I played around the Crayola Crayons to fill out my cart. See how it works below:

Toys R Us: Xbox One Wireless Controller $39.95 & $10 Off Coupon

I will have the Xbox One controller shipped to my home. The Crayola crayons will ship to a store nowhere near me and together these two items are just above $40, so the $10 off $40 coupon applies. You can see it in my cart. In addition, as the order is over $25, it ships for free. My estimated total for both the crayons and the controller is $30.94 before tax. You will not find that price anywhere else! Here are the competition’s prices right now:

  • $39.99 @ Microsoft Store Canada
  • $39.99 @ Amazon Canada
  • $46.99 + $7.60 Shipping @ Newegg Canada
  • $59.83 @ Walmart Canada
  • $59.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $59.99 @ Future Shop Canada

As you can see, this controller is on sale at both Microsoft and Amazon but you are undercutting their prices by nearly $10 when you add on a small filler item.

For filler items, I included two that you can get shipped to local store (cheapest) and I included two that can be shipped to your home, in case neither of the ‘in store’ items are available at your local store. I hope this helps you score this fantastic deal on a brand new Xbox Wireless Controller. Even if you need to spend $3 on a filler item, you are still saving a good chunk of money off the competitor’s prices.

(Expiry: unknown)

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