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January 25

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – McWilliam’s Coupon Bargains

Posted by on January 25, 2015 at 8:43 AM

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   McWilliam’s Coupon BargainsMcWilliam’s Wines is not only known for producing premium wines, but are also the proud owners of other high end wineries such as Mount Pleasant, Brand’s Laira and Evans & Tate. With these labels in its portfolio covering several distinct regions (the Riverina district and the Hilltops region in New South Wales, Mount Pleasant in the Hunter Valley, Margaret River and Coonawarra), McWilliam’s is offering a diversified selection of reds and whites to suit any wine lover’s palette. From this assortment, I have cherry picked wines which are bargain buys at McWilliam’s cellar door using their current coupon code offering a generous $50 discount on all purchases over $100.

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January 24

10 DIY Hacks To Help Save Time and Money on Daily Tasks

Posted by on January 24, 2015 at 9:05 AM

The great thing about learning a couple of new hacks for the New Year is that they can really help improve your day-to-day life. I really enjoyed finding these hacks because I genuinely believe they are extremely useful and practical. Wish I had known about them sooner.

10 DIY Hacks To Help Save Time and Money on Daily Tasks

Whether you stay at home, work from home, have an office job or work within a manual labour type job, these hacks should help simplify some of your daily tasks. Prevent yourself from having to buy additional tools or making simple mistakes that require you to start over again by using these DIY tips that are bound to save you both time and money.

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January 23

Weekly Roundup of the Top Australian Freebies (January Week 3)

Posted by on January 23, 2015 at 8:02 AM

As part of our weekly blog posts, each Friday we will be showing you a list of our top freebies in Australia. If you’re still unaware of what to expect, keep your eyes peeled for product samples, games, free tickets, memberships and redeemable vouchers from across the country.

 Weekly Roundup of the Top Australian Freebies (January Week 3)

Freebie hunters of all levels can expect to find a condensed list to fill their pockets once per week or are a little more for the greedy ones. Freebies are often available for a limited time only so for a full list of all our freebies you can visit our freebies page here.

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January 22

Prolong Fruit and Veg Life to Prevent Losing Money to Spoilage

Posted by on January 22, 2015 at 7:52 AM

Supermarkets are known for always having fresh looking vegetables on their shelves to help them sell. But, you may know that there are certain things even supermarkets do to prevent spoilage within their stores. A trade fact is to never store Banana’s near other fruits because of the chemicals they release that make other fruits turn.

Prolong Fruit and Veg Life to Prevent Losing Money to Spoilage

To be fair to supermarkets, it’s not always about how good their fruits look though, as can be see with the recent ‘Odd Bunch Campaign’ at Woolies (who are offering disfigured/oddly shaped fruit and veg at a discount). However, whether you’ve bought pristine looking or somewhat oddly shaped items, there are plenty of things you can do to continue preserving them once they get home. Spoilage equals money wasted, equals bad value for money, equals time wasted trying to find good deals in the store. So let me tell you about various ways that you can add value to your purchase after you get home.

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January 21

Wicked Wednesdays Voucher & Promo Code Roundup (January Week 3)

Posted by on January 21, 2015 at 8:12 AM

Wicked Wednesdays Voucher & Promo Code Roundup (January Week 3)It’s Wednesday again and this week we are bringing you another set of the top weekly promo codes and vouchers.  For all those bargain hunters who have been sitting on the edge of their seat since last Wednesday, well now you guys can relax. This week you’ll see codes from the likes of some in-house favourites as well as some new guys on the block who very rarely issue promo codes. Included in the line-up are eBay, Catch of the Day, Fashion Bunker and McWilliams Wine, all helping us achieve that important bargain-hunting objective of saving more or getting better value for money.

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January 20

Did You Know: Buying a 200ml Can of Coca Cola Could Cost up to 10 times More per Litre than a 2l Bottle

Posted by on January 20, 2015 at 8:37 AM

Westernised society is known for its indulgent behaviour, but with increasing health and obesity scares, what are we doing in response? Schools across Australia and indeed the world have stopped providing certain soft drinks to help tackle the rising obesity levels in children.

Did You Know: Buying a 200ml Can of Coca Cola Could Cost up to 10 times More per Litre than a 2l Bottle

Yet, adults at the supermarket do not have the same kind of restrictions. The big companies like Coke and Pepsi as a result are now promoting smaller cans containing lower amounts of calories. The psychology behind this marketing tactic is to induce less guilt in customers. What many don’t realise though is that this comes at a price to the customer, which in some instances can actually mean you end up paying between 5 to 10 times more per litre than you would on other sized containers.

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January 19

The Art of ‘Spaving’ – Spending Money to Save Money

Posted by on January 19, 2015 at 8:12 AM

Society and inflation are constantly making our daily lives more expensive. Although the recent dip in Brent Crude Oil prices has helped our wallets to some extent, prices are still rising all the time. The resulting increase in pressure to try and save where possible, is something that frequently plays on most of our minds. Especially when we see deals that require us to spend more money to potentially save money.

 The Art of ‘Spaving’ – Spending Money to Save Money

‘Spaving’ is a new amalgamated word that combines spending and saving together. Large retailers notoriously use this tactic to lure us in with special offers and incentives for buying in bulk making us believe that we’re truly ‘spaving’. But are we really?

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January 17

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – Is Aussie Wine Cheaper Than Water?!

Posted by on January 17, 2015 at 8:40 AM

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   Is Aussie Wine Cheaper Than Water?! The latest stats show that around one in five regular wine drinkers in Australia have bought wine online recently, making online sales more popular than direct purchases from the cellar door. And the reason? Price.

“The growing use of the online world for wine in Australia was primarily based on a consumer need for pricing transparency” said Natasha Rastegar, country manager for Wine Intelligence Australia.

Nevertheless, if you’re on the lookout for good value wines, a thorough search online will almost undoubtedly help you save significant amounts. And who wants to spend more money than necessary, when in this day and age you can find the lowest price in a matter of minutes where that price, on occasion, will be even lower than that of water.

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January 16

Buckscoop’s Featured Friday Freebies – Health Food, White Teeth & Carbohydrates

Posted by on January 16, 2015 at 8:14 AM

Everybody loves a good freebie, so for the next couple of months we will be running a series of posts each Friday featuring the top freebies listed on Buckscoop. Expect the see everything from free product samples and games to tickets, memberships and vouchers from across the country.

Buckscoops Featured Friday Freebies   Health Food, White Teeth & Carbohydrates

Whether you’re the ultimate freebie hunter or just fancy getting your hands on something free each week then the wait is over. Don’t forget though, if you need to get your freebie-fix during the week, feel free to visit the Buckscoop Freebies page for the latest posts.

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January 15

Super-Mum and the Return of the Evil School Clothing Retailer

Posted by on January 15, 2015 at 8:47 AM

The kids should be back to school after the Christmas holidays and those shackles may be releasing some more freedom. Yet, those little terrors will still find a way to invade your “me time.” New school terms mean new adventures for the kids, and with new adventures come new battle wounds such as trouser holes, scuffed shoes and ripped shirts.

Super Mum and the Return of the Evil School Clothing Retailer

Today I share secrets on where super-mums go to buy their affordable clothing and what super powers they use to keep the costs down and the kid’s spirits high. Say no to evil and expensive clothing retailers by fighting those sky-high prices with your partner in crime, Buckscoop.

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January 14

Wicked Wednesdays Voucher & Promo Code Roundup (January Week 2)

Posted by on January 14, 2015 at 8:35 AM

Wicked Wednesdays Voucher & Promo Code Roundup (January Week 2)This is the first of a series of weekly posts that scour the vast expanse of the coupon and voucher code universe to bring you only the best of the best. Each week we’ll be rounding up and sharing the top active codes with a justification of why they’ve made it onto the list.

These “Wicked Wednesday Weekly” roundups are intended as much for the hardcore bargain hunter as they are for the average Joe online shopper. My goal is to hopefully save you a lot of time as well as money by using our collective coupon experience on Buckscoop to shortcut your journey to finding the biggest discounts and best value offers online.

 

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January 13

Nokia Lumia 630 and Huawei Ascend Y550 Battle in the Value for Money Smartphone League

Posted by on January 13, 2015 at 8:45 AM

The smartphone battleground is already extremely competitive, but as big brands release ever more powerful handsets at increasingly discounted prices, it really starts to get interesting. If you like having a smartphone but aren’t too fussed about having top of the range, the following mobiles will certainly be worth considering: the Huawei Ascend Y550 and Nokia Lumia 630.

 

Nokia Lumia 630 and Huawei Ascend Y550 Battle in the Value for Money Smartphone League

The two phones we’re looking at aren’t the best in the world, nor are they attempting to be. However, when we consider the value for money that they offer, these handsets certainly are in a league of their own. Costing less than $100 each, customer demand has prompted retailers to put together some interesting combo offers around these two handsets. So not only will I be looking at what deals you should be keeping your eyes open for, but also how these two stack up against one another. This will allow you judge which one suits your needs more accurately.

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January 11

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – Don’t Spill (Wines For Over $1000 A Bottle)

Posted by on January 11, 2015 at 9:15 AM

After getting introduced to the basics about grape varieties, interesting wine-facts and of course bargain hunting techniques in the blog posts of the Weekend Warrior Wine Deals series, let’s start the new year by taking a look at some of the most expensive wines available on the market today. 

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   Don’t Spill (Wines For Over $1000 A Bottle)

One of the most famous wines making the headlines in 2000 was a 6L bottle of the 1992 Screaming Eagle Cabernet, which sold for $500.000 at a charity auction. Unfortunately, this Californian red has a long, long waiting list for those who wish to buy a newer vintage, and even its sister winery’s Cabernet Sauvignon (which in the States sells for between $100 and $1000) is also unavailable for purchases on the Australian market.

On the other hand, almost every other famed winery’s masterpieces can be yours… if you’re willing to spend over $1000 a bottle. You’ll probably be surprised to hear that many of the remarkable wines created by the producers of those legendary pieces – sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars at auctions – are actually available at your local bottle’O.

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January 10

Top 5 Deals for the New Year That You Don’t Want to Miss

Posted by on January 10, 2015 at 7:42 AM

To make sure your new year gets off to a bang, check out what’s hot and what’s not with these top 5 deals on Buckscoop. Whether it’s something to help kick off a new years resolution such as gym clothing, or possibly a new piece of tech to boost your home living, these deals should be able to keep both you and your wallet smiling.

Top 5 Deals for the New Year That You Dont Want to Miss

Deal 1: 90% off at SportsDirect.com

Top 5 Deals for the New Year That You Dont Want to MissSports Direct at the moment have a clearance sale going on which is selling clothes as cheap as $1.00. This is a fantastic opportunity to get your hands on new gear to start the year. To give you an idea of what you can get for next to nothing, there is a pair of slim fit Monkee Genes ladies chino which were listed previously for $120, but are now available for just $6.00 whilst stocks last. Shipping has been capped at $9.99 or receive free delivery when you spend over $100.

This deal finishes on the 19th February 2015.

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January 9

A Look at the Affects of Rising GST on Disposable Incomes in Australian Households

Posted by on January 9, 2015 at 8:09 AM

As during the late 90′s, once again GST is a big discussion point within Australia. Prior to 2000 GST was non-existent, but ‘thanks’ to the then Prime Minister, John Howard, we saw the introduction of this tax to our country. He addressed the nation on ABC television saying that GST will “Cut our income tax”, “strengthen us in the world” and that “every last cent will go to the states.”

 A Look at the Affects of Rising GST on Disposable Incomes in Australian Households

The government is now considering a further rise in GST from the current rate of 10% up to 18%. Apparently, not all the issues have been solved which the extra income generated by the introduction of GST was originally supposed to help with. As a result, I had a look into the affects that GST has had on disposable incomes for households across Australia – before and after its introduction – to get a perspective on the possible outcome of an increase once again. I also wanted to see what authoritative figures out there are saying about the impact of a potential rise to 18%.

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