I updated the forum sections today. I grouped the electronics and non-electronics deals sections into a single section and I also added some new sections: â€œCanadian Flyersâ€, â€œContestsâ€ and â€œCouponsâ€
Youâ€™ll usually find many deals and freebies in the forum and you can also chit chat with a nice small group of friendly Canucks 🙂
And just when I felt relieved that Dellâ€™s Deals were over, jimmycanucktells us that Future Shop is having 10 days of web-only Deals ;-)Â Iâ€™ll cover these 10 days and hopefully Future Shop will have some good back to school deals.
Note that unlike Dell, Future Shopâ€™s deals start at midnight. So here is Future Shopâ€™s first deal.
Todayâ€™s Future Shop web-only deal is a Casio 5.0MP Digital Camera (EX-S500) for $199.99 (regular price $349.99). Shipping does not seem to be free anymore at Future Shop. The shipping costs will varry depending on where you live so the only way to find out isÂ by adding the cameraÂ it to your shopping cart.
I donâ€™t have a CIBC Visa card and I definitely wonâ€™t get one just for Shoppers Drug Martâ€™s lousy offers. I have an RBC Visa card and I recently got a TD Visa card (when I applied forÂ the iPod offer). Although I hate RBCâ€™s rigid account options I love their service and find it to be much better than that of TD and CIBC. Of course this may be different in your town or city, but here in Kingston thatâ€™s my overall impression.
ok ok, I know I posted about this discount before 🙂 but after Ian left a comment on my old VIA Rail post today – saying how this offer saved him a lot of money – I thought I would post it again fas a reminder and forÂ my new visitors. This offer is amazingly good: If youâ€™re an adult you get to pay less than a student’s fair!
So here is the repostâ€¦
This is by far one of the best Via Rail deals Iâ€™ve come across. If you use your visa card and book online you save 35% and thereâ€™s no catch. Purchase your ticket online with your Visa card and get a 35% discount on the adult Regular fare in Comfort class aboard VIA Rail trains anywhere across Canada. Enter your E-mail address on the VIA Rail information page and you will receive an email from VIA Rail with an eCoupon code. Use the eCoupon code to reserve online for your discounted fare on travel before October 31, 2006.
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I tried logging on today to post Dellâ€™s last day of deals but I had some technical difficulties. I apologize for that. Anyhow, this concludes my coverage of Dellâ€™s 14 days (I covered 13 lol) of Deals. Overall Dell did have some good deals but I expected to see at least a couple of mind boggling bargains. Hopefully theyâ€™ll have good back to school deals soon.
Back to other exciting deals, coupons and freebies 🙂
Here is a new set of save.ca coupons. It has savings on a bunch of different grocery items like Tide, Dr. Scholl’s, Heinz, Tampax, Gerber and more.
Sorry for todayâ€™s late postâ€¦ Iâ€™m rather busy this week so Iâ€™ll be posting less frequently
Nothing fantastic today but some of you might the APC Back-UPS ES 725 Broadband for $49 (regular price $99)Â very useful. Have you been half way through writing your best and most creative article/blog/project ever when all of a sudden a power outage leads to an unexpected loss of your lovely work? It happens to all of us and when it does I personally just feel miserable. A couple of uneventful power outages have taught me to save my articles every 1Â or 2Â minutes. I can officially call myself a â€œsave-aholicâ€ 😉
Anyway, back to the pointâ€¦ Dellâ€™s PC Back-UPS ES 725 Broadband will prevent such a mishap from taking place. If the power goes out, your computer (or any electronic device plugged into the UPS) will not shut off all of a sudden. As well as its power outage protection capabilities, UPS is an good surge protector.
You can also use this UPS on your TV. Although thereâ€™s no risk of losing data on a TV, youâ€™ll make sure you never miss a single episode of LOST or Greyâ€™s Anatomy 😉
Some of Dellâ€™s other deals today include:
– Garmin Nuvi 350 Pocket or Vehicle GPS Navigator with Integrated MP3 Player and Photo Viewer – $699
– Creative Labs Prodikeys PC-MIDI USB Music and PC Keyboard in One – $39
– Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Deluxe – $39
– Kingston 1GB SD Memory Card – $29
– SKB Rugged Notebook Case – Military Standard – $99
hmm, this Creative Labs Prodikeys PC-MIDI USB Music and PC Keyboard sounds interesting. I’ll have to read some reviews about it.
– Harmony 880 Internet Programmable Universal Remote with Rechargeable Battery – $129 (regular price $199)
– Dell 2400MP Projector – $999
– Dell W4201C 42″ High Definition Plasma TV – $2399
– Notebook Expansion Dock with Video and Audio Ports – $139
– APC Back-UPS ES 500 VA UPS w/ Phone Protection – $39
– Cowon Audio A2 – Digital AV player – HD 20 GB – $349
Harmony 880 Universal Remote has a color screen, can be programmed via a Mac or PC and has an attractive design. I strongly recommend this universal remote.
iced_faerie, julieonmymind, LKB and Shawnie have posted hundreds of awesome Canadian freebies on there. I receive free stuff in the mail almost every weekday now! This is just crazy! Maybe I should do one of these silly things where I live for 1 week only on the free stuff I get 😉
Thanks iced_faerie, julieonmymind, LKB and Shawnie 🙂
Todayâ€™s main Dell deal is the Creative Labs 30 GB Zen Vision: M MP3 Player Black w/FM Tuner for $279 (regular price $379). A great price for a great mp3 player but I canâ€™t personally imagine myself using anything other than an iPod. But to be fair to this Zen player, it has an FM Tuner (for some unexplainable reason iPods do not have a radio) andÂ this ZenÂ also has a better battery life than a 30Gb iPod Video. When you purchase an iPod you pay a lot of money just for its reputation but with the Zen youâ€™re paying for more features. I would still never spend $279 on a Zen though, but that’s just me.
Some of Dellâ€™s other deals today include:
– Creative Labs 8 GB Zen MicroPhoto MP3 Player – Black – $199
– Philips HN110 Noise Cancelling Foldable Headphones – $39
– Solar Style SC002 Portable Solar Charger for Cell Phones, MP3 Players, Cameras and other Electronics – $39
– Dell 5650 5.1 Speaker System w/ Subwoofer – $59
– DiscGear Selector 100FX 100-Disc – $29