Hottest Deals

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 »


September 2

How To Maximise Savings at Kathmandu During Their Free Shipping Stocktake Offer

Posted by on September 2, 2014 at 8:21 AM

How To Maximise Savings at Kathmandu During Their Free Shipping Stocktake OfferKathmandu has announced that they will be offering free shipping on all online orders until the 5th of September 2014. This comes as a result of their stocktake that is currently underway, which the company expects will cause delays to deliveries. An commendable approach, in my opinion, to keeping customers onside during this period.

To make the most of the free shipping, you’ll want to combine it with items on the lower end of their pricing scale (aiming for $20 and below) as this maximises the savings you’ll be making by avoiding the usual $10 delivery fee. That’s not to say that there aren’t other items currently on sale that don’t offer good value too though.

Kathmandu is also still running their “up to 70% off” winter clearance sale in the outlet section as well as a 40% off sale for all Summit Club members. These both present opportunities to scoop up a bargain, which I’ll provide examples of below.    Read the rest of this entry »


August 30

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals: Like Father Like Wine

Posted by on August 30, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Following my Fathers Day wine post a couple of weeks ago with some gift ideas, this time I would like to introduce you to personalising the actual bottle of wine that you’re giving to your dad on this special day. I’m sure that you’ve heard of the saying “men are like fine wine”, but what if I told you that in fact wines are like fine men – each with defying characteristics and individual traits.

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals: Like Father Like Wine

 

So this Father’s Day if you are thinking on getting a bottle of wine, make it a bit more meaningful by putting some thought into the variety itself. I’m sure your dad will appreciate your wittiness in matching his personality with the wine’s, instead of getting just another well known label.

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August 29

Stack “Deal Bucks” Credit With Existing Offers At LivingSocial For Bigger Deal Discounts

Posted by on August 29, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Stack Deal Bucks Credit With Existing Offers At LivingSocial For Bigger Deal Discounts

LivingSocial are running an offer where you can purchase $15 worth of “Deal Bucks” (which is essentially like credit) for just $8, giving you an additional discount on purchases across their site. And using it in on existing offers opens up a variety of new bargain opportunities.

Another reason to highlight this offer in its own post is due to the fact that despite the terms stating that you will only be able to use the credit 48 hours after the deal has expired (31st August 2014), many customers are reporting that once paid for, you can begin using this credit to buy things straight away.

 

Before I suggest some deals where these Deal Bucks can be put to good use, here’s a quick overview of the other important terms and conditions worth knowing about. The credit can be used towards:

- Daily deals (spa packages, restaurant offers, hair makeovers and so on)
- Experiences (skydiving, V8 hot laps, wine tasting, educational courses etc)
- Escapes (travel packages)
- Products (electronics, clothes, accessories etc)

There’s a limit of one Deals Bucks voucher per person and each one is valid for one year from the date of purchase.    Read the rest of this entry »


August 28

Ally Fashion Offers Enticing Online Possibilities For Bargain-hunters Of Women’s Clothing

Posted by on August 28, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Ally Fashion Offers Enticing Online Possibilities For Bargain hunters Of Womens ClothingToday, it’s the turn of Ally fashion to get a closer look “under the Buckscoop microscope” in terms of what they can offer customers when in comes to savings and value for money online.

Ally Fashion Australia sells trending fashion items for girls which, based on customer reviews, are good quality, unique and sold at surprisingly low prices. Their collections are similar to those of Beginning Boutique and Princess Polly’s, ranging from unique party dresses to some more on-trend basics comparable with what you would find over at General Pants. Prices, on the other hand, are more inline to what you’d find at boohoo – i.e. $30 on average across several categories such as dresses, playsuits, jumpsuits, jeans, and tops.    Read the rest of this entry »


August 27

Ways to Avoid Overpaying For Car Rentals By Dodging The Hidden Costs

Posted by on August 27, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Over the years I’ve learnt that having an awareness of some of the concealed costs, which rental companies steer unsuspecting customers towards, can really help to save you money on car rental bookings. Below I’ll outline some of the most important aspects of a booking which, in my opinion, provide the greatest opportunities for savings.

To seasoned car renters, some of this may not seem like “ground breaking” information. However, I’m fairly certain that for many of you out there who consider yourselves to be regular travellers will find this very useful.

 

1. Surcharges on “premium location” pickups

Ways to Avoid Overpaying For Car Rentals By Dodging The Hidden Costs

What many people fail to take into account is that car rental companies actually charge considerably more for convenient pick-up points, such as airports. These “premium locations” are generally associated with a higher rental cost. So you’re better off in many cases simply using public transport instead to get you into town and then picking up your rental vehicle from there. You’ll be surprised at what the price differences can be.    Read the rest of this entry »


August 23

Weekend Wine Warrior Deals: Discovering The Best Australian GSM Blends

Posted by on August 23, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Weekend Wine Warrior Deals: Discovering The Best Australian GSM BlendsOn Friday the 19th of September it’s the International Grenache Day on which James Halliday will be visiting the Serafino winery showcasing his choice of Grenache wines. This grape variety is probably one that you have heard very little of (besides the fact that it is the worlds most widely distributed grape), but I’m sure the abbreviation GSM does ring a bell even to those who are not familiar with wine terminology.

 

There’s no need to wait for a wineshow in order to try out some of the various GSM blends, so why not organise a wine tasting event with your friends. You could do it alone as well, but besides the upside of sharing the costs, social drinking is also a lot more acceptable. Weekend Wine Warrior Deals: Discovering The Best Australian GSM Blends

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