Cheap flights to Europe can be found fairly easily, you just need to know where to start looking. There are a great variety of airlines and fare finder services both online and not to take advantage of. Searching these sites and calling about various dates and promotions can lead to large savings.
What deals are available will depend largely on when you wish to depart and return, in other words when you plan to vacation. It will also depend on whether you wish to book a one-way ticket on either end (which can be considerably cheaper to do) or want to book a round-trip ticket.
A nice website to checkout to being your search is CheapFlights.ca. It contains a nice search that will list flights from over 300 partners, so you can always find the best price fairly easily. On the homepage, choose the “search by date” tab for the best results. Then use the list on the right and hit “go” next to the site you which to search deals for.
If you wish to go the route of searching individual air lines, one good place to start is Air Transat, who often have nice deals on trips to Europe.
Air Transat One-Way Flight Deals (taxes and fees incl.)
To Paris from Vancouver from October 11, 2012 for $347.31
To Istanbul from Toronto from October 14, 2012 for $273.16
To London from Vancouver from October 24, 2012 for $317.31
To Venice from Toronto from October 12, 2012 for $299.16
To Barcelona from Toronto from October 13, 2012 for $299.16
To London from Calgary from October 20, 2012 for $301.16
To Brussels from Montreal from October 18, 2012 for $298.65
To Glasgow from Vancouver from October 23, 2012 for $397.31
Return flights can be a bit of a tricky business on one-way flight deals to find a good price back home. However, try searching nearby cities and don’t always rely on major city airports.
Important Tips To Consider
When traveling on a budget consider neighboring airports for departure and arrival to save money
Many airlines offer small promotions that are not advertised, they reserve these deals for the people who ask
If you have flown recently, check with your airline for any promotions or rewards for return flyers
Travel during off seasons to find the best deals (airlines need to fill seats)
Stay away from some of the larger brand name airlines and look towards the low cost airlines
Pay close attention to hidden fees for baggage, snacks, in flight meals, etc. (look for all included prices).
Shoppers Drug Mart has a printable coupon up for three free samples of Clarins skin care products. Simply bring the printed coupon (filled out) to a participating Shoppers Drug Mart location for your samples.
What the samples are specifically is not detailed on the Shoppers website or on the coupon, however, I believe they will try and tailor the samples you have based on how you fill out the coupon.
There is a limit of one gift per customer, while quantities last.
From October 8th to December 2nd get $70 off a set of 4 safe Michelin Tires at Costco. This is an instant discount this year on tires, there is no MIR to wait for.
They also have an offer on for $50 off a set of 4 BF Goodrich passenger or light truck tires.
Installation is $15 per tire, or $60 for all four (some people claim only being charged $15 for all four). The price quoted above excludes taxes as well as any provincial specific disposal fees. The prices includes free tire rotation for the life of the tires.
You can use the Costco website to enter the year, make & model of your car and find prices for tires for your vehicle (before discount).
Both knives are still in stock and are not showing limited quantities remaining (as of yet). These knives make great gifts and essentially come gift boxed.
About Shun Knives
Shun knives are made in Japan by Kershaw Cutlery and are some of the sharpest knives on the market. The acute 16 degree angle of Shun edges won’t bend or waver due to the hardness of the VG-10 steel core used in their construction. They are clad with 32 layers of high-carbon stainless steel (16 on each side) and the blades resist rusting and maintain their razor edge for a considerable time. The handles are made of a resin and hardwood fusion known as PakkaWood. These knives are covered by a lifetime warranty, Shun knives are dishwasher-safe, but are best cared for if they are hand washed and dried.
Here’s an interesting offer if I’ve ever seen one, Amazon.ca has discounted the Totally Bamboo 15-inch by 10-inch pig cutting board to just $5 (74% off). From the limited reviews posted on Amazon.ca, it is being received well, with no negative reviews. The only thing to watch for would be that it suggests using mineral oil after each use on the board, which would be an additional cost to maintain the board.
Amazon.ca offers free shipping on orders of $25 or more. To ship this alone will more than likely not be worth it, as the shipping will negate the deal, however, if you have other items to purchase as well it’s a solid deal.
Pig shaped bamboo cutting board; lightweight and attractive
Constructed of high quality Moso bamboo; ecologically green alternative to wood; strong, dense and versatile
Easy on knife blades
Dishwasher safe; recommended that mineral oil be used after each wash
In celebration of their newly renovated store in Markham Ontario Canadian Tire is putting out a special flyer of deals for later this week. This flyer applies to not only the renovated store, but other select stores in the area wide celebration.
These prices are only in effect at these select stores from October 11th to 14th.
Bravetti 6-slice Toaster Oven for $27.97 (save 50%)
Lagostina Ticino 2-piece non-stick skillet set for $19.77 (save 75%)
300 pc – cable ties for $2.97 (save 70%)
Maximum Garbage Bags box of 40 for $1.87
Likewise Lint Roller for $0.97
Deluxe Metal Stainless Steel Dryer for $27.97
Sporting distance stop & distance pedometer for $3.97
PurAthletics yoga mat for $8.97
3-piece multi tool kit for $9.97
Shark 15.6 pet perfect cordless hand vac for $34.97
13 foot telescopic ladder for $86.97
Mastercraft 2 Gallon oil-less air compressor for $78.77
Saturday Mornings at Cineplex Theatres now through December you can see family favorites movies for just $2.50 per ticket (taxes includes). The discounted ticket price is for all ages. These showings are every Saturday at 11:00am and a new film will be shown each week. A portion of proceeds will go towards supporting Starlight Children’s Foundation.
October 13th: Space Jam
October 27th: Casper
November 3rd: Benji
November 10th: The Simpsons
November 17th: Beethoven
November 24th: The Flintstones
December 1st: Home Alone
December 8th: A Christmas Story
December 15th: Jingle All The Way
December 22nd: Elf
December 29th: Edward Scissor Hands
Check the link below for a list of participating theatres, as well as for a printable schedule.
Canadian Tire has the Hamilton Beach BrewStation 12-cup Coffee Maker on sale right now for $39.99 (50% off). The coffee maker comes with a 1 year warranty with Canadian Tire, as well as a 5 years manufactures warranty (Canadian tire covers the 1st year, Hamilton Beach the next 4).
Hamilton Beach BrewStation™ 12-cup Coffee Maker brews a full 12 cups and dispenses one fresh cup at a time
Forget the Carafe™ means no pouring, no spilling, no breaking and no burnt coffee flavor
Features a removable water reservoir makes filling easy
Adjustable auto shutoff which is customizable from 0-4 hours
Gentle warming heater maintains coffee’s temperature with no hot plate to scorch coffee flavor
Versatile brewing, choose from bold, regular or small-batch options
Can be programmabled for iced coffee
Dispense coffee with one hand
Check the link below to determine inventory status at a store near you.
If you are in the market for a new credit card and spend a lot of time on Amazon.ca making purchases, the Amazon.ca Visa rewards card might be perfect for you. The card is a no annual fee credit card and you get a $15 credit (gift card) into your Amazon.ca account upon approval of your credit card application.
The card also offers 2 reward points for every $1 spent at Amazon.ca and 1 reward point for every $1 spent at any other store.
You can redeem your points every 2000 points for a $20 statement credit.
A great bonus with this card is that there is no 2.5% foreign currency transaction fee.
Be sure to read all the fine print at the link below before signing up.
Best Buy has the Logitech G27 racing wheel on sale this weekend for $199.99. This is a pretty good price in itself, however, Memory Express has the same racing wheel selling for $299.99 (regular price). Using Memory Expresses Uber price beat guarantee they will beat the price by 25% off the difference. This will bring the price down to $174.99 before taxes or shipping.
Please print this email and bring it in with you on your next visit. No case value. One time use only. All offers will require identification for verification, and will expire one week from the date on receipt. All offers are valid for dine-in only and are not valid with any other promotional offer. One Free Starter per table.
Walmart.ca has a nice coffee maker on for the last day of the daily deals for this long weekend. The Hamilton Beach 12-cup programmable coffee maker is on for just $25. This will be eligible for the free shipping offer that is going on this long weekend as well.
There is a limit of one coffee maker per customer.
Threadless is offering 40% off your first purchase for new customers right now.
Use the coupon code WELCOME40 at checkout to receive the discount. Most t-shirts on their website retail for about $20 including the “Gentleman T” depicted above.There are some on sale right now however, for only $10. Simply use the price selector on the left hand side menu to filter by price. There are all kinds of different tees available, and pretty much something for everyone.
All prices on the Threadless website are in US dollars and orders ship from the US. Any additional taxes, duties, etc. will be your responsibility if customs decides to charge you. It really depends where you live, some people don’t seem to ever have to pay any duties or taxes, others do get dinged. If your order is $20 or less it is exempt from any duties.
The Fine Print
Valid for new customers only. Code only applies to products that end in $.00. Does not include gift certificates.
Sony has a nice offer on for their Sonycard MasterCard for new sign ups right now. You will receive a free Internet player with Google TV when you use your SonyCard MasterCard credit card to make qualifying purchases totaling $150 before November 30, 2012.
This has been for less in the past, but really $150 isn’t a big deal considering if you just use the card for some of your typical purchases in month, you should be able to get to $150 no problem. After that point, if you don’t need the card, you can get rid of it with no worries, as there is no annual fee on the card.
Nintendo’s much anticipated Wii U console is set to hit stores this November. Pre-orders are available pretty much everywhere now.
Much like with the original Wii, there is an anticipation of a shortage of these consoles. The deluxe edition in particular seems to be selling out quite fast with the pre-orders. If you are looking for one of these for Christmas, an early pre-order is definitely recommended. There are limits on the amount you can pre-order, usually one or two console max per household. This varies by retailer. Make sure not to exceed this limit, or else your order will be cancelled.
The big difference between the basic console and the deluxe console (aside from price) is that the basic set includes only 8 GB of storage in comparison to 32 GB for the deluxe set. The price difference is not that much for the upgrade considering everything you get. The Wii U basic set is retailing for $299 and the Deluxe Set is retailing for $349.99.
The Wii U Basic set includes: White Wii U Console, one white Wii U GamePad controller, Wii U AC Adapter, Wii U GamePad AC Adapter and High Speed HDMI Cable, Sensor Bar.
The Wii U Deluxe set includes: Black Wii U Console, one Black Wii U GamePad controller, Wii U GamePad Stand, Wii U GamePad Cradle, Wii U Console Stand and Nintendo Land Game Disc.
Living Well has some nice printable coupons available right now exclusive for Shoppers Drug Mart.
Click the “Add coupon” checkbox to add the coupons to your shopping cart (select all you want at one time). Once you are done, click on the “PRINT” button to print the selected coupons.
A warning may appear asking if you give permission to the Java print program, you will have to accept this in order for your coupons to be printed. The coupons will be directly sent to your printer then.
Shoppers Drug Mart Coupons
Save $2.50 on any BENADRYL product
Save $3.00 when you purchase any BENYLIN Mucus & Phlegm Plus Cold Relief or any BENYLIN Cold, Mucus & Phlegm Relief product
Save $2.00 on any Children’s TYLENOL Product
Save $2.00 on any IMODIUM Product
Save $3.00 on any MOTRIN Super Strength Liquid Gels
Save $3.00 on REACTINE Liquid Gels
Save $3.00 on any TYLENOL Complete Cold, Cough & Flu Plus Mucus Relief Product
Save $3.00 on TYLENOL Extra Strength (100ct or higher)
Free movies are back again during Cineplex community day this year on October 20th. This event is held at all Cineplex theatres across Canada.
Doors open at 8:30 AM and movies begin at 9:00 AM.
Plus get select concession items including regular size popcorn, regular size soft drinks and select candy items for just $2. All proceeds go to Starlight children’s foundation. Starlight is a national non-profit organization dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously ill children and their families.
Check back at the link below for more information, including showings in your area and what’s playing.
NCIX has a special weekend deal on for the PS Vita With 3 Games & Official PS Vita Starter Kit Including 4GB Memory Card for $299.99 (Save $119.96). This is a web only deal. You can have this shipped to your nearest store for free however, otherwise you will have to pay shipping.
In about 3 weeks there will be an Assasins Creed bundle if you are looking to wait. This will include a White PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi System, Assassin’s Creed III Liberation & a 4GB Memory Card.
Amazon.com has some nice deals currently on watches for the Columbus day long weekend. The Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s 241282 Chrono Classic XLS Watch for example is $233.94 (68% off) right now. With taxes, import and duty fees it comes to about $290. The good news there is you don’t have to worry about getting hit at customs later.
This watch is sold by WatchInGo, but fulfilled by Amazon.com. Make sure you have the right company showing, as certain items don’t ship to Canada from Amazon otherwise.
GeekBuying.com has the MK802+ Android 4.0 Mini PC IPTV Smart TV Box on for $39.13 (make sure the currency is set to Canadian dollars). This includes free shipping. Any taxes or duties are not charged by this site, so they will be extra if customs decides to charge you.
Also, bare in mind that you will need a keyboard or mouse (not included) to make use of this.
You’ll be able to use this box for Netflix, YouTube, Twitter streaming video and more.
OS:Android 4.0,Preinstalled Google Play Store:facebook,netfix,youtube,
Main Chip：Allwinner A10/ 1GHz Cortex-A8,GPU:Mali400
Expand Memory:32GB(factory tested）
IO/Ports:Micro 5pin USB/ USB2.0 data transfer/ OTG and USB host expand
Amazon.com has a nice deal on for the Creative EP-630 in ear noise isolating headphones for $16.52. This is 59% off the regular price of $39.99. These headphones have very nice sound for the price. They only come in black though as the other colours are not being discounted currently.
These ship from Amazon.com, so shipping and any duty and taxes will be charged at checkout. This should be fairly low and since this is under $20 there shouldn’t be any duty.
Ultimate music clarity with 9mm Neodymium magnet transducer
Soft ergonomic silicone in-ear earbuds provide excellent noise isolation
Find the perfect fit with the extra set of alternate sized earbuds, included
1.2m Oxygen-Free copper cable for uninterrupted music transmissions
EB Games has an interesting offer on right now. When you purchase Dishonored (703765 or 703763) during the first week of its release (October 9th to 15th) you are eligible to trade the game back in for $1 less than the purchase price for everyday you play it. You must provide your receipt at the time of trade.
If you make your way through games fairly quickly, this is a great offer to play the game and get money back to trade in for another new game to play.
Dishonored retails for $59.99 at EB Games.
The Fine Print
Offer ends October 15, 2012. Cannot be combined with other trade offers. Game traded must be in full working condition to receive full value. Offer not valid towards Visa/MC prepaid gift cards. Subject to manager approval. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer subject to change at anytime. Offer valid at participating stores. Restrictions apply in Winnipeg. See sales associate for complete details.
Sears has just emailed out some nice coupon codes for use this long weekend (October 5th to 8th). They also have weekend deals on for up to 50% off select merchandise. This is in addition to the sales ongoing for their boot event, with boots up to 50% off and their outerwear event with outerwear up to 40% off.
Sears.ca Coupon Codes
Save 20% off your purchase of $100 or more. Use coupon code 941612176 at checkout.
Save 25% off your purchase of $200 or more. Use coupon code 941612177 at checkout.
Save $20 off your purchase of $100 or more. Use coupon code 941612173 at checkout.
Save $50 off your purchase of $200 or more. Use coupon code 941612174 at checkout.
Sears.ca offers free shipping on orders of $75 or more, that weigh less than 65 lbs.
The Fine Print
Limit one Bonus Code per order; cannot be combined with any other Bonus Codes. Excludes items with prices ending in .94, .88 and .97, cosmetics, jewellery, fragrances, electronics, major appliances, vacuums, small appliances, kitchen, lighting, hardware, outdoor living products, lawn/garden, toys, nursery/juvenile items, Gift Card purchases, deferral or installment billing fees, protection agreements, delivery, installation and maintenance charges. Not negotiable, transferrable or redeemable for cash. Not acceptable for Sears Card Account payments or Cash on Delivery (COD). Only valid on sears.ca. Not valid in-store or on sears.ca/Outlet. Ends October 8, 2012, 11:59 p.m. EST.