Fantastic deal on 4 x 6 digital prints from Costco!Â Get your prints for 10 cents each (up to a maximum of 100 prints). Regular price is 16 cents. Use discount coupon code CWSM0218 for orders at the Costco.ca Photo Centre.
Coupon code is valid from February 18, 2008 to March 02, 2008
I’m not sure if this offer is valid in-store or not. If you find out please let us know.
Receive a facial care cream of your choice FREE when the purchase of a Nourishing Butter at Fruits & Passion.Â Offer is applicable on the purchase of a 250g Nourishing Butter at $22.Â Limited time only.Â Thanks for submitting this deal LP!
There’s a good chance this new singing, dancing and storytelling Elmo by Fisher Price will be the hot Christmas 2008 toy. I bet this toy will be out of stock in November and December and parents will be lining up in the parking lots of Toys R Us all across Canada and the US at 5am to get their hands on Elmo. Personally, I can’t imagine tolerating more than 5 minutes of this toy and there’s no way I’d let this Singing and annoying Elmo into my home. But I think young kids will love it so parents be prepared!
The new Elmo will be released on October 14, 2008. It will cost $59.99 in US and hopefully the same price here in Canada?
Here are three videos of the new Elmo. The way the scientist in white coat is excited about Elmo freaks me out. Fisher Price should make a toy that looks like the scientist 😛
GREAT deal on Shoes & Handbags @ Spring/Transit: 50% off last ticketed sale price.
In-Store & Online. Free standard shipping for all online orders for a limited time.
I was in the mall yesterday, and they had their 50% off the lowest price sale on their shoes and bags. I was able to get leather boots for $40 and my friend was able to get some dressy flats for $10. Some of their shoes are online, too, and it’s free shipping.
If you don’t have the Blockbuster Rewards Membership, now would be the time to get it.Â This Saturday and Sunday Blockbuster will be reducing the price on all of it’s new DVD’s by 30% for Rewards members.Â The Rewards membership is only $9.99, so if you’re spending more than $33 on retail DVD’s the membership has literally paid for itself — anything more than that and you’re in savings land.
In case you’re not familiar with the Rewards program, Blockbuster has a write up here.Â Basically it gives you a coupon book that saves you $2 each month, same day reservations, and every sixth new release rental in a month is free.Â Also, it lets you in on sales like these.Â 😉
Future Shop is a Canadian consumer electronics retail chain. Charlie used to work there, and has now passed along the 7 most common lies he heard salesmen use on unsuspecting customers. Whether you have a Future Shop in your area or not, you’ll find these lies familiar.
1) “The Service Plan covers everything” In fact, it doesn’t cover most things. Don’t believe any salesman who says it covers physical damage, spills, cosmetic damage, etc. Also, after you have you machine replaced (after 3 repairs), the Service Plan stops working. The salesman will act like the replacement is a benefit, really it’s so Future Shop can wash their hands of your buggy hardware.
2) “I’m going to give you a discount”
More often than not my co-workers would lie about high priced items, claiming to take off hundreds of dollars on cables or warranties to trick uninformed shoppers. Always shop around and find out how much things are worth, and watch what the items scan in at instead of taking his word.
3) “This model is a Future Shop exclusive”
Danger Will Robinson. “Exclusives” are always a repackaged retail product, usually with a slight cosmetic change, but bumped up several hundred dollars. As my manager put it: “They move the speakers from the bottom to the sides, repaint it and we mark it up”. Salesmen make about triple commission on these models, so there’s strong incentive to push them.
4) “Setup will avoid hours of work”
This only applies to computers, but it’s good to know. Most salesmen try to push this on technophobes, saying that it’s a complicated procedure involving special tools. Really, they click through the Vista install, run regedit to stop some software and burn a backup disk. Oh, and it’s automated. Unless your time is worth about 30 dollars an hour do it yourself.
5) “You’re saving on x”
With some products there are legitimate discounts available for bundling, and managers have the authority to offer real discounts on unbundled product. However, avoid bundles like “Pay 350 dollars for setup and get free Office and Antivirus”. You end up saving about 20 dollars on Office and Antivirus, but you’re paying 80 dollars for useless setup still. If you’re going for a discount refuse to tack on anything you don’t want, and try to push the salesman. It’ll hurt his numbers to help you, but he won’t want to lose a big sale.
6) “You need Monster Cables/Setup/x to make this work well”
Monster Cables are a scam, so avoid them like the plague. They make the salesman about 25 dollars per cable, and leave you with very expensive copper. Similarly, some salesmen say computers won’t work well without setup, which less technically-inclined customers tend to believe.
7) “You have to buy x”
Legally, the store is obligated to sell you any available (nondisplay) product at the advertised price. Many stores “pre-setup” their laptops to avoid making customers wait for setup. Salesmen see this as an excuse to force the setup on you. Legally (at least in my store), if the customer didn’t want setup we had to give them the laptop at the sticker price, with setup. If the salesman is too pushy ask for a manager, who will know the rules a lot better.
I’m starting a new weekly post on the blog called “Canadian Flyers – Best Deals This Week“. This will be a place for us to share the best deals we come across in the weekly flyers and circulars. I’ll try starting each week by quickly browsing through the flyers and posting the best deals I could find.
But the benefit of this weekly blog post will also depend on all of us cooperating and helping each other out by leaving a comment with the best deals we find.
Dove is running a new campaign entitled “Dove Sleepover for Self-Esteem”.
Get a pair of pretty cool looking pj pants in womens’ and girls’ sizes, when you buy 2 different Dove products. There are 3 different designs to choose from: Serenity, Inspirations and 2BReal.
I’m not sure if you have to pay anything for shipping (their Dove PJ Terms link is not working), but when Dove had their previous campaign you did have to pay a small charge. I thought it was still worth it since their gifts tend to be very nice.
Update: Lisa gave me more info about the freebie:
Dove product lines include: Face Care, Hair Care, Anti-perspirant (except in QC pharmacies) Body Wash, Bar, Hand & Body Lotion and Hand Wash. Full size products only. Every purchase supports the Dove Self-Esteem Fund. *Mail-i offer with original cash register recipts for 2 different Dove products from 2 Different Dove product lines and $5.49 s&h (taxes included) per pair. Please complete a serarate order form for each pair ordered. Offer ends Aug 31/08. Limited time offer. See dovesleepover.ca for details. Please allow 6-8 weeks delivery. Limit one pair PJ pants for each 2 products purchased. Offer good while supplies last. Max 37000 pants available.
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