Events

More Tragically Hip On Vinyl

Three more 2 LP sets from The Tragically Hip catalog will be released next month :
Day For Night“, “Trouble At The Henhouse” and “Live Between Us“.
These 180 Gram Vinyl sets will be available on April 21st, 2017 but can be pre-ordered.
click here for more Tragically Hip titles on vinyl

Today Only : 20% Off With Masterpass

You can get 20% off using Masterpass at chapters.indigo.ca today. Click here for details.

Free Shipping on Orders Over $25!

Ontario Wants Help To Curtail Ticket Bots

The provincial government of Ontario is now consulting the public in regards to ticket bots.

“Ticket bots” enable companies and individuals to purchase large numbers of tickets to popular events almost instantaneously, requiring many regular consumers to pay significant more to see their favourite team, musical act or theatrical performance, as seen on CBC’s Marketplace.

A survey can be found by clicking here until March 15th, 2017.

Goodbye HMV Canada

HMV Canada is closing all of its over 100 retail locations and everything is being sold at 30% off original ticket price at these stores.

They will be closing these stores by April 30th, 2017, permanently.

Canada is 150 Years Old !

It’s New Years Eve and there are plenty of celebrations through-out the nation related to the 150th Anniversary of Confederation and 375th Anniversary of Montreal.

All the major cities have their events, some of which have already started and some of which will end in the early hours of the new year. And options in regards to transportation to and from these events have expanded this year.

Public Transportation : Many of the major cities are offering free public transportation. For example, people in the National Capital Region can take advantage of free fares from 4:30pm to 3am on OC Transpo busses. Consult your local public transit web site for similar offers.

Uber : This is a relatively new service in most cities in Canada and they can be convenient. But note that rates may be higher because of demand so try to take public transit or get a ride from someone that didn’t drink first. You can install the service’s app on iOS devices or Android devices.

Ride Sharing : There are also several local ride sharing services through-out Canada, some of which are partnered with taxi services. Look for ride sharing apps like eCab or Responsible Choice on your cell phone.

Taxi : Taxi services have always been great in my city. They’ll be pretty busy so be patient. And some taxi companies offer apps for your phone that help them find you, so you might want to consider installing one of those.

Operation Red Nose – These guys get pretty busy so they should be your last option. Click here for details on this service.

Have Fun – Be Safe

The Boxing Day Sales Are Online

The Boxing Day Sales have begun and here are the retailers I usually shop at :

Amazon.ca has Boxing Week specials on various item, notably film boxed sets, drones and various other products.

Best Buy Canada is offering quite a few items on sale, including a large amount of televisions. Not many blu-rays or DVDs but there are a few turntables.

The Brick is offering discounts of Home Electronics including televisions and home audio, including a Sony USB turntable and Sylvania Nostalgia 5-in-1 Music Centre. The latter is discounted, considerably.

Chapters / Indigo is offering up to 50% off various books and merchandise, with an additional 20% if you use Masterpass. This offer ends on the 31st.

HMV Canada is pretty much Canada’s largest remaining entertainment store chain. They offer good deals on blu-rays, boxed sets, vinyl and film/music memorabilia. But always do some comparison shopping. And if you find something today, don’t forget to use coupon code HMV2016 to save $5 on shipping and handling on orders over $25.

Henry’s is a chain that primary sells cameras and accessories. But they also sell drones and video camera accessories. Youtubers may find a deal or two here.

Ikea Canada doesn’t sell televisions or home theatre or audio items. But they do sell shelves and accessories. They are currently offering free shipping on orders over $50 that are placed today, December 25th, 2016. I particularly like the Gladsax picture frame, which is used to frame LP covers.

Like many of Canadian’s major retailers, Leons is mostly offering discounts on televisions. But there are deals to be had in Home Theatre & Entertainment. Shop around for the best deals.

Long & McQuade is a music instrument and accessory store. And they are will be having specials on quite a few item from December 16th to December 31st, 2016. If you’re a musician, you might want to check them out.

Microsoft Canadaicon‘s Boxing Week sale features PCs, the Surface, the X-Box and various accessories.

Newegg.ca had quite a few Boxing day discounts on computers, computer accessories, gaming systems and home entertainment systems. And like Chapters/Indigo they are offering a discount on purchases made with Masterpass, this time $25 off purchases over $200 using coupon code MPBOX25 until Midnight PST December 28th, 2016. Vinyl fans should note that they offer a considerable amount of turntables and accessories.

Sears Canada is offering quite a few items on sale, including headphones ((12/25 – 12/28) Beats By dre headphones – white $129.97) and other daily discounts on specific products. Look for specials in the Portable & Home Audio and Home Theatre, especially on the 26th.

The Source has televisions, computers, tablets, cameras and accessories on sale. But i’ve seen better prices for some of their sale items on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And their record players are pretty much the same price as Newegg Canada.