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September 21

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Posted by on September 21, 2014 at 12:46 PM

This week’s hot list has a good selection of deals on fashion, gadgets and games, all staple finds on Buckscoop.  However bucking the trend a little (pun totally intended), is a fabulous deal on supplements. It is an offer which will come in handy for fitness freaks and the health conscious.

 

5) 100% Creatine – Buy One Get One Free at Nutrition Warehouse

Hottest Deals Of The WeekNutrition Warehouse is offering a buy one get one free deal on 100% creatine by Genetix. It is available in tubs of 250g , 500g or 1kg. The post recommends getting the 500g tub as with the BOGOF promotion, you end up paying just $49.95 inclusive of shipping for a one year supply.

These offers do not come a long very often so you should capitalise on it while you have the chance.

 

4) 50% off sale at General Pants – Branded jeans for $50

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Next up is the Big Brand sale going on at General Pants. A whole range of labels including Converse, Levis and Ksubi are on offer. Stock is depleting quickly so you will have to do a little work to find items which still have sizes in stock. Given the savings, it is well worth the time and effort.

The site also offers free shipping on purchases of over $75. Check out the post for some ideas on items that you can combine to hit the minimum spend and save on shipping.    Read the rest of this entry »


September 21

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – The Noble Six

Posted by on September 21, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   The Noble SixThis week I would like to introduce you to the noble grapes, the backbone of all varieties consistently producing the best wines on the market. Also referred to as “international varieties” these are known to be the highest quality wine grapes and offer a wide range of flavours and aromas for a comprehensive wine drinking experience.

Historically there are 6 grapes which have received the noble title (Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling), although if you include new world and other international grapes today there are up to 18 varieties which can be referred to as noble grapes.

 

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September 20

Buckscoop Uncovers the Best Bargains Amongst the Recent Surge of Gaming Deals

Posted by on September 20, 2014 at 8:13 AM

Great time to be a gamer!

Recently we’ve had a real big surge in gaming deals here at Buckscoop, which has made the past week or so really interesting for both us and our gaming followers and readers. Amongst all the excitement we’ve complied a list of some of the hottest gaming details we still have up for grabs. Dick Smith’s have also been instrumental in pushing out some very competitive gaming offers this week (see here). However, most were based on discounts attached to vouchers which only tended to be valid for 24 hours. So if you weren’t monitoring our Deals board daily, you would have probably missed out.

For any gamers still looking to pick up some good deals on games, gaming equipment or next-gen consoles we have highlighted what is currently still available. If for some reason none of the below deals interest you, or you have already benefitted from the below deals, be sure to check back regularly for more gaming bargains and vouchers.

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September 19

Which Online Dating Subscription gives you the best Value for Money between eHarmony and Match.com

Posted by on September 19, 2014 at 8:19 AM

In our increasingly busy lifestyles, dating as it was once known is becoming more and more difficult to fit in to our schedules. In light of this lifestyle change, websites targeting singles have popped up over the last 15-20 years across the internet to help people find love. Although only in recent years has online dating taken off in Australia. As such lets have a look at two of the big players in this industry, eHarmony and Match.com, to find out what benefits each site offers and how they stack up.

Which Online Dating Subscription gives you the best Value for Money between eHarmony and Match.com

These two sites try to accomplish the same goal which is helping you find a relationship. However, they help you accomplish this goal via very different methods. So based on your unique circumstances, one of these services will likely be a more favourable choice. If you are unfamiliar with these sites then we will explain in more detail about what they provide and how they help you find that special someone. Because if your serious about finding a life partner, they are set up to give you the best possible chance. So you can expect to find out what these websites have to offer, how much bang for you buck you get and ultimately how better suited these website are to you, depending on your personal circumstances.

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September 17

Which Telco’s are offering the cheapest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus mobile plans

Posted by on September 17, 2014 at 8:22 AM

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are almost here, with it now being only a matter of days before these devices becomes available on the open market. The main aim today will be to follow on from my previous article that reviewed the new iPhones, to now show you the various contract options available for this handset.Which Telcos are offering the cheapest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus mobile plans

The major telco’s will no doubt be battling for your business in the run up to the release of the new iPhone 6. This was already witnessed during Optus’ recent promotion which offers new customers up to $450 in credit towards any early terminations fees from their existing contracts.

What I found during my research for this post is that Virgin Mobile are offering the cheapest plan for the iPhone 6/Plus, while Vodafone appear to be offering customers the best value for money option. Ultimately though, the plan that suits you best is going to depend primarily on your personal daily usage.    Read the rest of this entry »


September 16

Shopping in Australia – The Savvy Savers Guide to the Supermarket Shop

Posted by on September 16, 2014 at 8:13 AM

Thousands of Aussies could be out of pocket by hundreds of dollars every week, simply by ignoring supermarket unit prices. As we have referred to in the past, shopping is a big part of our lives, especially food shopping. We are going to show you how to save money when buying groceries, but if your on your way out the door now, check out some of our deals here.

Shopping in Australia – The Savvy Savers Guide to the Supermarket Shop

So what is unit price? Introduced in 2009, a new labelling system was applied to all products sold in retail supermarkets to help customers distinguish the difference in price between products. It is not mandatory for all shops and retailers to do this, but only ones over a certain size. A unit price is typically displayed as; per item, kilogram, 100 millilitres, 10 grams or 100 grams.

An example of this would be: Woolworths selling a pack of 6 beers for $6.49, they must also display the unit price per beer of $1.08.

We have a gentleman Ian Jarratt to thank for leading the campaign against supermarkets to change their display policy, to show unit pricing in Australia. Thanks to him, many people now have the ability to save money, but he reportedly told an Australian news channel, consumers largely still remain unaware of the unit price. However this is only due to the supermarkets not educating us.    Read the rest of this entry »


September 14

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Posted by on September 14, 2014 at 5:36 PM

The hot list is back on this week, with a collection of the best deals on Buckscoop. It’s weighted in favour of the gaming crowd with two deals on PC downloads, but there are also some excellent picks for everyone else. This includes great prices on kitchen appliances and sexy watches.

Be sure to read right till the end because the deal of the week involves two words that will leave your mouth watering – Free Burgers!

 

5) Grand Theft Auto IV and LA Noire (PC) for $2.85 each; GTA IV Complete for $4.30 from Nuuvem

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Kicking of the list is the first of the two kick-ass gaming deals- Nuuvem is offering some classic games at low, low prices. Grand Theft Auto IV and LA Noire are going $2.85 each. Alternatively you can get the complete GTA IV for just $4.30. You will need to tweak your address settings in order to be able to download the game, the post has instructions on how to do this so be sure to check it out.

 

4) Huge Savings on Green Man Gaming PC downloads – Thief ~$9,  Soul Suspect ~$15, Tomb Raider GOTY ~$6.60 

Hottest Deals Of The Week

There are  also some great titles going at super cheap prices at Green Man Gaming this weekend.  You can get Thief for $9, Hitman Absolution: Elite Edition for just $5.50 and the GOTY edition of Tomb Raider for $6.60. These are all PC downloads and the prices are even sweeter thanks to a 20% off code. Check out the post for more details.    Read the rest of this entry »


September 13

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – Cleanskins, Something To Quaff Mid-week

Posted by on September 13, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   Cleanskins, Something To Quaff Mid week

Cleanskin is a term used in Australia to describe a wine which does not “belong to” any winery. The label on these only state the bare minimum such as grape variety, region and vintage plus the information which must be provided by law i.e. alcohol content, volume, additives and standard drink information.

 

Cleanskins were introduced to Australia in the early 2000s after an oversupply of wine. A cleanskin can be a line which wineries have problems selling or just a vintage they need to get rid of to make space for the new one. Therefore cleanskins are sold cheap in cases of six or a dozen and by cheap I mean cheaper than beer, soda or even water in some cases…

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September 12

Review Of The New iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Along With The Impact Of The “Australian Tax” On Pricing

Posted by on September 12, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Finally, the iPhone 6 is among us after Apple finally released their latest iPhone edition.

Apple announced the launch of their latest handset on the 9th September, their new and improved iPhone 6. Those against the iPhone may be thinking, here they go again Apple fans will be screaming from the heavens! Well maybe they will, as Apple has announced that they will be releasing two new iPhones; the ‘iPhone 6’ and the ‘iPhone 6 Plus.’ The company has gone bigger to satisfy the demand in the market for larger screens, so the iPhone 6 is larger than the iPhone 5S by 0.7 inches, whereas the bigger brother iPhone 6 Plus comes in as the largest handset ever produced by Apple, at 5.5 inches. If you would like to get your hands on one of these smartphones but your existing mobile contract isn’t quite up for renewal, then check out my previous post discussing Optus’ new offer helping customers cover any “get out early” charges with current providers.Review Of The New iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Along With The Impact Of The Australian Tax On Pricing

So what is Apple doing entering into Samsung and HTC territory with the bigger screens? Surely they have a hidden weapon they’re about to release on the public. Something nobody else has? Well first and foremost the screen is noticeably larger than its predecessor, but not only bigger because the new handset also comes with a ‘Retina HD’ screen that displays 32% more pixels compared with the iPhone 5. However the larger Plus model truly embraces the ‘Phablet’ generation by automatically making the phone’s home screen and apps display in landscape mode, or iPad mode.

But how does the Apple iPhone compare to what is already available on the market? Plus, how will the Australian Tax affect your pocket upon the launch date of these devices next Friday 19th September? Lets take a closer look at these two aspects now.    Read the rest of this entry »


September 11

Where You’re Likely To Find The Cheapest Copy Of Destiny PS4 In Australia

Posted by on September 11, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Where Youre Likely To Find The Cheapest Copy Of Destiny PS4 In Australia

If you’re a gamer or know someone who is, then you have no doubt heard about one of the biggest releases of 2014. If you haven’t, well you should have because we posted about it a few months ago. Its called ‘Destiny’, the best-selling new video game according to sales reaching US$500 million on its first day alone.

Not surprisingly, despite all the hype around this game’s release, it appears as if many retailers are banking on overwhelming demand for it and therefore seem uninterested in competing on prices initially. Good thing though is not all of them are in this frame of mind. As the pricing figures below demonstrate, there is almost $32 difference between the cheapest and most expensive retail offer. Also, you may be able to get this game online even cheaper from international retailers, but you will have to put up with a 2 week delivery time, which can feel like a lifetime in gaming terms.most eagerly anticipated video game to hit the Playstation4 and Xbox One platforms. So to help all of our Buckscoop gamers, here is a short break down of all the retailers in Australia and their Destiny game prices, to ensure you get a hard copy of Destiny at the best possible price.    Read the rest of this entry »


September 10

Get The New iPhone 6 Sooner With Optus Paying For You To Terminate Your Contract Early.

Posted by on September 10, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Get The New iPhone 6 Sooner With Optus Paying For You To Terminate Your Contract Early.Times a new, it would seem in the telecoms market, as Optus released its potentially game changing strategy over the weekend. They are hoping to steal customers from their competitors Vodafone and Telstra, by offering to pay up to $450 towards customers terminating their contracts early.  The offer is $200 towards exiting your contract early, plus up to $250 credit by trading in your old mobile phone.

This offer of Optus’ appears to be well timed as heightened excitement builds within the telecoms market as more and more of us are hearing about the recent leak of the new iPhone 6. Leaks and tips have been pouring in from across the internet, with claims of what the new Apple product may look like. Will it be bigger, will there be more than one size to choose from, will I have to scan me nose to enter it? Unfortunately, not even Bucksoops trained eye can see into the future, so for now, no one will really know until Apple officially confirms our suspicions later today. But how does this all tie into Optus and their seemingly good looking offer of getting your hands on the iPhone 6 sooner?    Read the rest of this entry »


September 7

Foxtel Halves Subscription Fees But Is Netflix Still Offering Better Value For Money?

Posted by on September 7, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Foxtel Halves Subscription Fees But Is Netflix Still Offering Better Value For Money?Good news it would seem for all TV viewers out there, as Foxtel announced earlier this week (4th September) that it is knocking 50% off their Essentials Pack (40 channels, Foxtel iQ & Foxtel Go) when you sign up to a new 6 month plan. Additionally, if you sign up to this Foxtel deal online, they will also waive the $75 installation fee. All in all, you will be looking at a monthly cost of $25 should you decide to take them up on the offer.

A healthy step in the right direction for Foxtel. However, I’m wondering how much of this move is driven by pure innovation and a desire to offer customers better value products, versus being driven primarily by ensuring pre-emptive measures are taken to acquire as many new customers as possible ahead of U.S. giant Netflix’s rumoured arrival to Australian in early 2015?    Read the rest of this entry »


September 6

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – What’s Ageing In Your Basement?

Posted by on September 6, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   What’s Ageing In Your Basement?This post is not only for collectors and experts, but also bargain hunters who wouldn’t pass on a wine deal opportunity after stumbling upon it. There are plenty of great bargains you can get on wines, but that often means you’ll end up having to buy dozens of bottles. Which isn’t really a problem, but what do you do with all that wine?

You can of course try to drink it yourself or otherwise give some of it away (gifts, dinner parties, wine tasting evenings, etc), but for many spending often out strips their rate of consumption/gifting.

So if you’re sitting on a surplus at home, what I recommend is that you look into exactly what wines you’ve got in your repertoire, checking which ones you should drink first and which are the ones to keep. It’s also a good idea when initially purchasing wine to take into consideration whether or not it’s one that ages well.

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September 4

Well Known Australian Wines For Only $3.33 A Bottle With WineMarket’s $50 Off Voucher

Posted by on September 4, 2014 at 7:58 AM

Well Known Australian Wines For Only $3.33 A Bottle With WineMarkets $50 Off VoucherThis has to be one of the best value wine offers we’ve seen here on Buckscoop in long time! WineMarket have released a $50 off voucher (required minimum spend of $120) which can be applied to their current promotion of “Big Bad Bargain” cases of mixed label wines for some unbelievable savings.

These mixed cases are all priced at $65 with half price delivery ($4) also thrown in by WineMarket. That gives you a per-bottle-price of just under $6 each including shipping, which is a great value offer all on it’s own. You have a choice of a dozen different reds, whites or a mix of both in these bundles with well known wines such as Wolf Blass, Angoves Nine Vines, Thomas Goss, Crackerjack and more. To my knowledge, the afore mentioned wines easily sell for $10 a bottle on average from other online wine stores – and that’s when they’re marked as “on sale”. So immediately, even as the deal currently stands, you’re getting a good discount off market prices by the looks of it.    Read the rest of this entry »


September 3

A Few Good Reasons To Shop Online At Bras N Things Over The In-Store Experience

Posted by on September 3, 2014 at 8:37 PM

A Few Good Reasons To Shop Online At Bras N Things Over The In Store ExperienceI’m sure most of you have been to one of the Bras N Things stores to search through their immense selection of bras, knickers, lingerie sets, sleepwear, swimwear and larger size garments which they stock. Your experience may vary widely depending on the staff you were “assigned to”, but don’t forget there’s always an online option.

Unless you’re after Bras N Things in-store bra fitting service, then shopping for lingerie online actually has plenty of benefits. Besides the obvious reasons of having as much time as you need to browse through things, not being pressured to buy something and not feeling “ashamed” of your body, you can also access discounts that you otherwise wouldn’t have been able to get in store.    Read the rest of this entry »