Consumer Information

Discounted Gift Cards : Google Play

Participating Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstore stores are offering 10% discounts on $25 and $50 Google Play gift cards until October 27th, 2016. No coupon required. Consult your local flyer for additional details.

Bye Bye Shomi

Rogers Communications has announced that they will be closing Shomi, their film streaming service, on November 30th, 2016.

Frankly, i’m not that surprised. It had initially been a good service but the rotation of films slowed down and I rarely watched more than three films per month on the service over the spring and summer.

The remaining services, Netflix and CraveTV are a little less pitiful when it comes to content but i’m refusing to subscribe to anything less than a service like Netflix in the states. And the disproportionate monthly usage fees most of us Canadians are subjected too are a major turnoff as well so Shomi may not be the first to go.

Apple & Microsoft Security and Glitch Fixes

It’s a long weekend so perhaps you should consider updating your operating systems to get rid of some nasty security issues and glitches ?

Apple had noticed a security issue for their El Capitain, Yosemite, Safari and iOS software so they’ve issued updates for their computers, tables and iPhones.

Microsoft’s Anniversary version of Windows 10 operating system had freezing issues so they also issued updates this weekend.

Have a safe weekend !

Free Shipping on Orders Over $25!

Weekend Specials & Offers

Here are some deals for this weekend :

* Click here for today’s music and music instrument deals at Amazon.ca. Free shipping for orders over $25.
* Most regularly priced merchandise is 15% off at chapters.indigo.ca with coupon code INDIGO15. This includes songbooks, sheet music collections, headphones, microphones, home networking and storage devices (flash drives/hard drives). This offer ends on September 4th, 2016. And don’t forget, shipping is free on purchases above $25.
* Specials at ebooks.com : Labor Day Promotion at eBooks.com. Enjoy 15% off books! Use code: labordaysalecp. Sep 1-7, 2016 only
* Specials at American retailer Guitar Centre : Labor Day Sale – 15% off Single Item $199 or more. Click for Coupon. Valid 8/28/16 – 9/6/16.
* Specials at American retailer Musician’s Friend : Labor Day Sale – 10% Off $99+ / 15% Off $199+ Standard use: Code LABORDAY16. Valid 8/27/16 – 9/6/16.
* Specials at American retailer Rock.com : Happy Labor Day! Take 15% Off Sitewide at Rock.com! Use coupon code LDROCKS15. (Valid 8/26-9/5, offer applicable before tax & shipping)
* Specials at American retailer West Music that end on September 30th, 2016 : West Music SEPTEMBER SALE – Save up to 20% Off
* Specials at Zinio that end on September 7th, 2016 : More Magazines. More Deals. Keep The Savings Going with Up to 90% Off. Save Now!

Back To School Sales & Offers

Thought i’d point you guys and gals to some sales and offers :

* Amazon.ca is offering a $10 promotional credit to eligible customers purchasing $50 gift cards until August 31st, 2016. Use the following coupon code to obtain this credit : 0816GIFTCA
* chapters.indigo.ca is offering discounts on Blue microphones, iPADs, Sennheiser headphones and select toys.
* Newegg.ca is offering discounts on computer components and accessories.
* American retailer Second Spinicon is offering discounts on new vinyl, CDs and DVDs.
* shop.umusic.ca is offering 15% discounts on the vinyl, CDs and merchandise until September 2nd, 2016. Use the following coupon code for this discount : BACK2SCHOOL
* Zinio is offering a discount on virtual Magazine subscriptions until August 31st, 2016. Summer’s Not Over Yet! Get Up to 75% Off Over 300 Magazines. Save Now!

Canadian Postal Strike Update

Although both parties have agreed to negotiate using a special mediator, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers will be in a legal strike position as of 11:59pm Sunday, August 28, 2016.

It appears that Amazon.ca, Banana Republic Canada, chapters.indigo.ca, Gap Canada, Jysk Canada, Newegg.ca, Old Navy Canada, Sears.ca and Staples are still using alternatives so people using those retailers should have few issues if a strike were to happen.