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January 28

Free $10 Coles & Myer Group Gift Card When You Tell us Where We helped you Save Money

Posted by on January 28, 2016 at 8:01 AM

How’d you like to receive a free $10 gift card, sound good? Well, all you need to do is share with us how Buckscoop helped you get a discount and save money. It’s that simple.

Free $10 Coles & Myer Group Gift Card When You Tell us Where We helped you Save Money

Step 1:

Head to either Buckscoop’s Deals or Vouchers pages to see what you can get a bargain on:

Free $10 Coles & Myer Group Gift Card When You Tell us Where We helped you Save MoneyFree $10 Coles & Myer Group Gift Card When You Tell us Where We helped you Save Money

Step 2:

Once you’ve bought something, take a photo of it and share it on Buckscoop’s Facebook page letting us know what product we helped you get a bargain on (you need to have made a minimum saving of $10, see terms below). Please also mention which Buckscoop deal or coupon you used to get a discount.

 

Step 3: 

We’ll then private message you to arrange to send you a $10 Coles & Myer Group gift card via email.

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February 5

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (February Week 1)

Posted by on February 5, 2016 at 8:40 AM

After celebrating 12 months of Buckscoop freebies last week, we are now into February and things certainly haven’t slowed down. Besides the standard freebies that you may have come to expect from Australian retailers, today we also have a particularly high value item which would normally cost hundreds of dollars.

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (February Week 1)

If you happen to work within a community-orientated job then you might be lucky enough to receive this. If you not, find a friend who does so you can join in on the fun. Otherwise, take advantage of the rest of the free stuff this week from Toluna, Amazon, the PlayStation Store, and even Buckscoop.

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February 4

Sharing Is Financially Caring, save Money by Talking about It

Posted by on February 4, 2016 at 8:21 AM

In todays society the subject of money is still considered a taboo topic in many respects, like discussing how much you earn or your net worth. Seems ironic though considering we’re living in a world of heightened transparency where people express their wildest emotions on social media.

Sharing Is Financially Caring, save Money by Talking about It

Not discussing money more openly means that we’re probably missing out on learning new ways to save money as well as drawing on the financial experience of others around us to help improve our own situations. There are ways to listening to the way money talks, but things often get lost in translation, which is why discussing wealth more openly can very well lead to bigger savings and higher earnings.

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February 3

The ‘Choose 3′ Technique = Spending More on Pleasures, Not Problems

Posted by on February 3, 2016 at 8:34 AM

Saving money is a difficult task especially when the cost of living is consistently rising in Australia. In an effort to save money, many people misunderstand the fundamentals of spending and try to taint all types of spending as negative in order to save more. We all need to spend money to survive, so don’t look at it as all bad, but rather define what’s good and what’s bad.

The Choose 3 Technique = Spending More on Pleasures, Not Problems

To determine the best way to begin this new financial journey you must first analyse which purchases bring you the most satisfaction. Along with these spending habits you must also find out what the most painful spending points are. As you explore your spending habits, you can use the ‘Choose 3’ rule to make better spending decisions. It’s a dead simple approach to freeing up extra cash giving you an easy way to start setting money aside.

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February 2

Step-by-step Guide to Finding the Cheapest Travel Deals and Bargains

Posted by on February 2, 2016 at 8:17 AM

Travelling abroad once a year is achievable for most working families. Spending less money on travel to be able go away more than once, however, can be a bigger challenge. If this sounds familiar then you need to learn the best ways to save money on international travel by using this step by step guide to finding the cheapest travel deals online.

Step by step Guide to Finding the Cheapest Travel Deals and Bargains

This process doesn’t require any special abilities. It’s more to do with where to look and how to scan the vast number of travel offers in the most efficient manner which will help you uncover the biggest bargains thus giving you the best value for money.

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February 1

Ways to Get the Best Value for Money by Maximising Your Caffeine Hit

Posted by on February 1, 2016 at 8:07 AM

Coffee has become a staple drink within our society along with a host of other caffeinated drinks. They taste great, give us a kick and often make for the perfect excuse to meet up with friends. However, the actual value for money you get in each coffee is drastically out of proportion to its actual cost.

Ways to Get the Best Value for Money by Maximising Your Caffeine Hit

There are certainly ways, however, to maximise the effectiveness of the caffeine hits from coffee to give you better value for money overall. The way to do this comes down to understanding how caffeine works fundamentally, so that you can use this drug to your advantage. The following tips will explain when the most opportune times to consume caffeine are and how to get the best results under different circumstances.

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January 29

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (January Week 5)

Posted by on January 29, 2016 at 8:07 AM

To celebrate a year of Buckscoop’s weekly freebie updates appearing on our blog, today we have a special gift for all of our readers. As a thank you for your support over the past 12 months and for making the efforts of our freebie hunters worthwhile, Buckscoop is offering, for the first time, its own freebie in the form of a $10 Coles & Myer Group gift card.

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (January Week 5)

All we ask in return for one of these gift cards is for you to share with us where we helped you find a bargain (see details below). Along with this freebie, we’ve got a couple of others from Google Play, Foxtel, Woolworths and Telstra offering a great mix in this week’s lineup.

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January 28

Money Saving Tips on Lighting your Home for Less

Posted by on January 28, 2016 at 8:47 AM

Incandescent lighting has transformed our way of living since its creation by Thomas Edison in 1879. However, in Australia numerous people are now campaigning to save money on electricity bills by stopping the circulation of the incandescent bulb. Brian Douglas, CEO of the Lighting Council Australia and Ian Johnson, head of the NECA EcoSmart program have been working on ways to phase out the sale of them.

Money Saving Tips on Lighting your Home for Less

Lighting on average accounts for 10-15% of a households total electricity bill with some incandescent bulbs costing up to $30* per year to run. If you had 10 of those bulbs you’re looking at over $300 per year just on those lights alone. Save money on electricity bills in Australia by knowing how to pay less with smarter lighting techniques and also buying your bulbs in the summer at discounted prices.

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January 27

The Truth Behind Common Food Myths That Could Save You Money

Posted by on January 27, 2016 at 8:14 AM

There are many old wives tales that I must admit still govern my eating habits today, but sometimes I really do wonder how much truth there is in some of them. I’ve often been presented with the opportunity to save money when eating particular foods, but have forked out extra cash purely to circumvent these food myths.

The Truth Behind Common Food Myths That Could Save You Money

Is milk really good for my bones when so many people say it’s processed to unhealthy levels? Are all salty snacks unhealthy? Do we really need to drink two litres of water per day or can we save money and avoid boosting the profits of food retailer’s? Find out which food myths, commonly labelled as “the most annoying”, have been debunked by numerous nutritionists online.

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January 26

How to Re-claim Value-Added Tax on Souvenirs / Goods bought in Europe

Posted by on January 26, 2016 at 8:26 AM

For any of you who visit Europe, whether it be regularly or perhaps only once every year or two, it’s certainly worth knowing where you can save on GST for any souvenirs bought. The process of saving money on these items is fast and free so “there is no excuse not to buy them now”; I hear your family saying.

How to Re claim Value Added Tax on Souvenirs / Goods bought in Europe

The majority of Australian travellers generally leave this money unclaimed, meaning over the years you could have left hundreds if not thousands of dollars unclaimed. Stop the losses now and start saving money on European souvenirs by reclaiming your VAT/GST.

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January 25

How to Negotiate a Bargain on JB Hi-Fi Products

Posted by on January 25, 2016 at 8:21 AM

JB Hi-Fi is a techie’s playground, with so many technology products available it can be difficult to pull yourself away from all of the offerings. If your desire for tech outweighs your ability to afford it all, then you’ll be happy to know that you can actually save money at JB Hi-Fi or receive discounts by simply asking nicely.

How to Negotiate a Bargain on JB Hi Fi Products

Within this article you will find advice on how to get the best prices on a range of JB Hi-Fi products. This applies to a wide range of things such as laptops, TVs, gadgets, movies and even music. With Dick Smith out of the picture now, you can focus on negotiating a better deal at JB to ensure you always leave their stores with the lowest price possible.

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January 22

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (January Week 4)

Posted by on January 22, 2016 at 8:23 AM

The main brunt of January is over and for those of you who have stuck to your New Years resolutions, I congratulate you. It’s certainly time to reward yourself with a freebie or two. Anyone who joined the gym at the beginning of the year will be happy to hear we also have a couple of great tasting protein bars for you to enjoy.

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (January Week 4)

In todays top Australian freebies blog post we have goodies from the following five companies: Quest Nutrition, Australia Post, Toluna, Karma Kisses as well as the Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s expo in Adelaide.

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January 21

Scoopon Offers Cheapest Deal on Gold Coast Theme Park Tickets

Posted by on January 21, 2016 at 8:12 AM

Planning on entertaining the kids this summer by visiting the Gold Coast theme parks? Well if you are, then make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to potentially save over $700 on a family outing to these attractions with Scoopon.

Scoopon Offers Cheapest Deal on Gold Coast Theme Park Tickets

Even if you only plan on visiting them once, this unlimited access ticket deal gives you exceptional value for money. If you plan on visiting the Gold Coast theme parks more than once though, or you happen to live close enough to visit regularly, the savings you’ll be making only increase. Find out how to get your hands on this bargain as well as what kinds of entertainment you can expect at such affordable rates.

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January 20

A Guide for Choosing the Ideal Back to School Laptop

Posted by on January 20, 2016 at 8:45 AM

If you are about to begin the new academic year and your child’s in need of a laptop for school,  it’s very easy to overspend if you don’t understand what choose amongst the vast array of options on the market. If you’re on the hunt for a new one or perhaps you need an upgrade, then you’ll definitely want to read this back-to-school laptop-buying guide.

A Guide for Choosing the Ideal Back to School Laptop

The sheer volume of laptop models and specification variations is enough to intimidate many customers out there. This often leads to situations where you fork out more than you need to on unnecessary features/functionality in laptop as a result of guidance given by pushy sales staff. The key to saving money and adding value to your purchase is defining what you will be using your new laptop for and buying in accordance with that.

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January 19

Valuable DIY Skills That Are Easy to Learn and Will save You Big Bucks

Posted by on January 19, 2016 at 8:38 AM

The general consensus for many when it comes to DIY and saving money is that it simply isn’t worth the hassle to do the job yourself. The time and effort, let alone the frustration associated with DIY tasks are enough to drive even the most patient person crazy sometimes. Ultimately, saving money on DIY tasks boils down to weighing up the difficulty of the project against the cost of hiring a professional.

Valuable DIY Skills That Are Easy to Learn and Will save You Big Bucks

Within this article we are going to look at the highest paid trades in Australia and the DIY projects that have the lowest barriers to entry. Basically we are going to show you the easiest DIY tasks to complete if you have no DIY experience, as well as how much money you’re likely to save by doing these tasks yourself.

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