The prospect of buying a laptop for your child (or children) is probably as terrifying as the idea of kitting them out with a smartphone. Not only are you looking at a sizable financial outlay, but there are naturally concerns about parental controls, online safety, cyberbullying and the worry that this shiny piece of kit will likely be used more for entertainment than schoolwork. The fact that many UK schools now consider them an essential classroom requirement adds a dollop of stress to the whole purchase endeavour – especially since some schools require kids to have their own laptops. That having been said, there are some very suitable options available and here’s the catch – you don’t even have to plump for a brand new, just-off-the-assembly-line laptop. There are older models that are completely fit for purpose here. So let us take some of the stress out of your purchase dilemma by presenting five of the best kid-friendly laptops available. Please note, … [Read more...] about Best laptops for kids in 2018
Best laptops for kids
Today’s the day! Amazon Prime Day 2018, a 36-hour sales event that serves as a bit of a miniature Black Friday right in the middle of summer, is live now. We’ll be constantly updating this very page with all the latest and greatest Prime Day deals as and when they arrive. Here’s everything you need to know about Prime Day 2018. What is Prime Day? For those of you who have not been keeping up with Amazon’s site-specific price cut bonanza, here’s what you need to know. Originating as a 20th-anniversary celebration, Prime Day marks the anniversary of Amazon as a company and the site celebrates with a whole host of discounts and special offers, all available for one day only. Think of it as a practice run for Black Friday – Amazon has time-limited offers available for a very short time and while stock lasts and doesn’t make a habit of letting the public know what the deals will be before the event kicks off in earnest. The quicker you can be when … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Day 2018: the best deals and when they go live
Whether you're meal-prepping for yourself or packing lunches for the kids, having the right containers can make all the difference. You may have heard of PlanetBox, since they're known for making some of the best lunch boxes out there. Their products are super useful and made from stainless steel, but they can be very expensive. If you can't stomach their price tags, you're not alone – and there are definitely more affordable options out there. That's why we put together this list of our favourite bento boxes in Canada, so you can see some alternatives that work just as well. But let's start by answering one major question: What is a bento box? To put it simply, a bento box is a lunch kit that comes with different dividers, so you can put different foods (that usually make up an entire meal) in the same container. Almost every brand included in our top five is available online at Well.ca, and you can usually find most of them at stores like Chapters Indigo. We tried to pick … [Read more...] about PlanetBox Alternatives: Best Bento Boxes in Canada
We haven't seen a sale like this at Best Buy Canada since last year! (Seriously, is everybody else sick of those jokes yet?) But all kidding aside, there IS something happening right now at Best Buy that you won't want to miss. Their 2-Day Computer and Accessories Sale is on, and you can score some pretty incredible deals on new laptops, gaming headsets, flash drives and more. Click here to shop the sale It's also known as the Computing Sale, and it's worth a little bit of your time – especially if you're in the market for a new desktop. For instance, this ASUS 27" FHD LED Monitor is on sale for $199.99. That's $100 off the usual price! And that's just the beginning. If you're interested in a more external storage space, check out this Seagate Expansion 3TB External Hard Drive. It's marked down to $99.99 today! These sales all end tonight, so make sure you shop as soon as you can. Most orders over $35 ship free, but there are additional charges if anything you buy requires … [Read more...] about Last Day: Computer and Accessories Sale @ Best Buy
In 2008 the DansDeals Forums (DDF) was launched for people to be able to discuss deals, miles, and destinations at length and the DansDeals Facebook group (DDFB) was founded to provide email alerts about hot deals. Facebook took away the ability to send out email alerts, so Twitter took over that feature and the Facebook group has remained as an alternate, far messier version of DDF. Eventually I also made a Facebook page for people looking for Facebook notifications of new deals and finally opened an Instagram account where I post some pictures from my travels. I spend hours every day browsing DDF and DDFB looking for tips and trying to help people out. I’ve occasionally featured questions here that are relevant to a wide audience, and perhaps I should do that more often. Today this question on DDFB caught my eye, “Should I get the global entry or the TSA pre? I could either one for free with my platinum AMEX” TSA PreCheck is the best thing since sliced bread. It … [Read more...] about DDFB Question Of The Day: Global Entry Or TSA PreCheck?
If you're in the market for a new laptop, THIS is your lucky day – and I'm not just saying that because St. Patrick's Day is this weekend. The Annual Sale is back at Lenovo Canada, and select computers are up to 50% off! Click here to shop the annual sale Some of their most popular laptops are marked down, and they're not kidding around with that "up to 50% off" banner – because that's exactly what you can save on the Lenovo Yoga 720 Laptop! There are other 2-in-1 laptops on sale, as well as some of their best introductory gaming laptops and thinnest models. These deals run until March 20, but they're not the only laptop sales happening this weekend. If you hurry, you can still catch the Big Laptop Event at Staples (which runs for a few more days) and the Big Tech Sale at The Source. In most cases, laptops from any of these sales will ship free. … [Read more...] about Up to 50% off Annual Sale @ Lenovo Canada