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April 25

Is Opting For A Cheaper Chinese Branded Smartphone A Clever Way to Save Money?

Posted by on April 25, 2014 at 8:06 AM

In the last few weeks there has been a marked increase in Australians looking at buying relatively unknown brands of smartphones and tablets from China. At face value, the reasons for doing so are quite clear. Non-recognised brand names seems to correlate with upwards of $100 less for a device that claims to have the same specifications as a Samsung or Apple smartphone. These devices are generally unlocked and usable on any network too which leaves the consumer free to select the best deal available from service providers. There is, however, always the chance that when a deal seems to be too good to be true then it usually turns out to be just that.

Is Opting For A Cheaper Chinese Branded Smartphone A Clever Way to Save Money?If you are looking at buying a handset or tablet from China, the first and most important advice is to look only at the Lenovo and Huawei brands. Although not widely recognised names in Australia, these are two brands which have made some market impact around the world, with both manufacturers in particular seeming to be targeting African nations. Lenovo and Huawei handsets both run on the Android operating system (OS), which will be familiar and recognisable to most Australian users.

Generally around the world Lenovo and Huawei devices have attracted positive reviews; with most users indicating that the device does all that you could want it to and ask of it. If your concern is less about a brand name and more about what the device can do for you then both are worth looking at. There are, however, dangers you should be aware of – especially if the apparent lower price is a key determining factor for you.   Read the rest of this entry »


April 24

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas – Places Online You’re Likely To Find The Best Deals Right Now

Posted by on April 24, 2014 at 7:54 AM

With Mother’s Day approaching you can go for the typical gifts or get something more creative, but regardless of your choice and the occasion, the goal remains the same for Buckscoopers – getting good value for your money. It’s important not to get blinded by Mother’s Day only promotions. Instead focus on general sales, coupon codes and try to stack them, just as you usually do! Here are some tips on gift ideas and examples of ongoing offers to look at this year when buying a present for mum.

Mothers Day Gift Ideas   Places Online Youre Likely To Find The Best Deals Right NowAs a starting point, books are one of the most favoured gifts for any occasion. There are plenty of suggestions by Booktopia in their Mother’s Day Gift Guide category or you could look for a good deal in the sale section. Combine that with the free shipping promo code which they’ve just issued, and you’ve got yourself a bargain as well as your mother a neat gift. As an example, a couple of weeks ago I have posted a deal on two titles: M.O.T.H.E.R. – A Tribute to the Most Wonderful Word in the World by Danny Kratz, and Love You, Mum by Alana Wulff, both of which are going for around $5.

 

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April 23

Princess Polly Online – Why It’s Becoming The Go To Option For Chic Affordable Fashion

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Princess Polly Online   Why Its Becoming The Go To Option For Chic Affordable FashionPrincess Polly is well on its way towards establishing themselves as the go to place for chic yet affordable fashion. With their wide range of designs, reasonable prices and good deals; the site is a must-stop shop for young Aussie fashionistas. I post deals from Princess Polly on a fairly regular basis and I’ve picked out a couple of reasons that keep me going back for more.

 

Extra Discounts

If you pay attention, you can take advantage of their seasonal extra discounts. They seem to favour discounts on minimum spend deals, which tend to come around every couple of months or so. Recently they were offering $50 off purchases of $200 and above. Also keep a lookout for specials that pop up during festive periods, the most recent was an extra 20% off sale items as part of an Easter special. I’d recommend keeping a close eye on Buckscoop’s Deals and Vouchers pages as well as signing up to their mailing list to help keep yourself in the loop.    Read the rest of this entry »


April 20

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Posted by on April 20, 2014 at 8:15 AM

There are some great gaming deals on this week’s hot list, with not one, not two but three awesome deals just for you gamers. For everyone  else, there is a little something from Apple and a fab deal on sportswear for the whole family.

 

Hottest Deals Of The Week5) Thief PS4 is $57.99 with free shipping at Ozgameshop

We kick off this week’s list of hottest deals at Ozgameshop where Thief PS4 is $57.99 with free shipping. But hang on, we’re not done with the gaming deals yet.

 

 

4) Turtle Beach War Force XP510 or PX51 Headset for $108.53 at Catchoftheday

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Next up we have another deal for the gamers, Catchoftheday has Turtle Beach War Force XP510 or PX51 Headset going at just $108.53 shipped. The XP510 is optimised for the Xbox experience while the PX51 is made for PS3. According to the post, it costs $70 to $100 more at other online stores, making it one smoking hot deal.    Read the rest of this entry »


April 20

Nescafe Brew A DeLonghi Cash Back Deal That’s Easy To Swallow

Posted by on April 20, 2014 at 7:38 AM

Nescafe Brew A DeLonghi Cash Back Deal That’s Easy To SwallowNescafe’s aggressive approach to the Australian market is nothing but good news for coffee lovers. Rather than simply discounting their equipment in the hope that retailers pass on the savings, the company has opted for the popular “cash back” deal approach instead. This applies to any customers buying one of their selected range of Dolce Gusto machines.

If you purchase a Nescafe Genio, Melody or Circolo Dolce Gusto machine between 6 March and 11 May 2014 you qualify to enter the $75 cash back offer. You need to visit this website to obtain the application form. The completed form and receipt must be sent in to the provided address in order to complete the claim process.

 

Nescafe Brew A DeLonghi Cash Back Deal That’s Easy To SwallowAs for what that $75 back represents, in most cases it comes to close to half the usual purchase price. 50% discounts from major brands on new product ranges aren’t all that common, so it’s probably wise to act on this offer if you’re contemplating buying one of these highly rated capsule machines.

Sadly the single best deal on this offer from Target on a Genio model for $69 – is no longer available online. There were some reports earlier on the week, as mentioned in this deal, of Target stores having it in storage. You would need to phone your nearest branch and see if they have any left in stock though by calling 1300 753 567. If you are lucky enough to get your hands on one, that translates to an earning of $6 to own this particular DeLonghi machine (i.e. $69 – $75 = $6 profit).     Read the rest of this entry »


April 17

Vikk’s Vouchers Guide – Chapter Five: Vision Direct Coupons

Posted by on April 17, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Vikks Vouchers Guide   Chapter Five: Vision Direct CouponsAfter a break, here is my fifth vouchers guide, this time on Vision Direct coupons, currently with four active codes, each tied to a minimum spend threshold giving you between 7.5% to 14% off your purchase.

The general problem with Vision Direct’s coupons is that to get anything above 8% off, you have to pass a high minimum spend threshold. Typically you get 6% off sunnies (sometimes with a restriction to selected styles) while storewide promotions usually offer slightly lower discounts of 5% off. On prescription lenses, however, you can find pretty decent deals at up to 25% off by applying the relevant active codes from Buckscoop’s Voucher’s page during the checkout process.

 

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April 16

Does Vodafone’s Double Data Promo Make Getting The Galaxy S5 On Contract Worthwhile?

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 8:21 AM

If you’re looking at Vodafone plans that come with the Samsung Galaxy S5, their recent announcement of a double data promo on certain contracts may help sway your decision on which one to go for. This is available on all plans from $60/month and up for the duration of the 24 month contract at no additional cost, giving you a minimum of 3GB of data per month.

Does Vodafones Double Data Promo Make Getting The Galaxy S5 On Contract Worthwhile?Let’s just cut to the chase and start with the more fitting plans for the S5. Both the $60 and $65 ones at Vodafone offer great value with unlimited calls and SMSs, plus double the usual 1.5GB of data (to 3GB/month) if you sign up before the 1st of July this year. The handset itself will cost you an extra $14 monthly, which works out at an additional cost of $336 over the 24 month contract lifespan.

With the $60 plan you get infinite calls to Vodafone numbers, plus $700 worth of calls to other networks – which based on whistleout’s calculation is equivalent to 600 minutes of calls/month. Meanwhile with the $65 plan your calls have no network restrictions. On this basis, I’d suggest that unless the majority of your business or personal contacts are on other networks, you’re better off saving $5 per month by opting for the $60 plan. This avoids unnecessarily spending an extra $120 over the contract duration.

 

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April 15

H&M Arrives in Oz – A Welcome For Consumers But A Warning For Competitors

Posted by on April 15, 2014 at 7:36 AM

H&M Arrives in Oz – A Welcome For Consumers But A Warning For CompetitorsAfter over a year of speculation and anticipation, the famous Swedish H&M fashion brand has opened its first doors in Australia. A well received launch in Melbourne this month has led to the promise of more stores opening soon, with Sydney likely to see the second store launch before the end of April. Their website will, however, offer their clothing deals and range nationwide, although at this stage it only offers browsing.

If the grand launch of their first store as well as the strength of their global brand is anything to go by, existing retailers in Australia should have good reason to be worried. H&M arrive with a strong reputation for putting consumers as their first and foremost concern; something that far too many local fashion and clothes retailers have perhaps put aside in favour of profits. With more international stores looking to break into the Australian market it is crucial that these retailers meet the challenge of the arrival of H&M fast or otherwise face the prospect of losing customers forever.    Read the rest of this entry »


April 12

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Posted by on April 12, 2014 at 8:19 AM

This week’s hottest deals feature an eclectic mix of deals from heaps of Quantas bonus points to top notch noise cancelling earphones and an erotic massager – all at fantastically discounted prices. With the Easter weekend coming up, it is also a good time to take advantage of a fabulous wine bundle from WineMarket.

 

5) 50% off Namaste Serenity erotic massager at Wild SecretsHottest Deals Of The Week

The list kicks off with something a little bit naughty; this Namaste Serenity massager by California Exotic is on sale at Wild Secrets for $29.90 inclusive of delivery charges. Wild Secrets have a discrete billing and delivery policy so you don’t have to worry about a thing. The massager is ergonomically shaped and has 8 different settings.
 

4) Get 10,000 bonus Qantas points when you open a BankWest Qantas Transaction account

Hottest Deals Of The Week

The next deal comes to you from BankWest which has an on-going promotion that allows you to get 10,000 Quantas points when you open a Bankwest Qantas Transaction Account before 31 May 2014. There are no monthly fees if you are able to meet a minimum monthly deposit- check out the post for more details.    Read the rest of this entry »


April 11

Join In The Hunt For Deals This Easter Season

Posted by on April 11, 2014 at 8:14 AM

With Easter Sunday right around the corner, most supermarket chains are stepping it up with discounts on Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies and the like. I’ve scanned through offers at some of the major chains like Coles, Woolworths, IGA and Aldi and put together a list of the best buys.

 

Start Your Easter Egg Hunt At Coles

Join In The Hunt For Deals This Easter SeasonEaster is all about sending the kiddes on an Easter egg hunt and your search for the best deals on these babies should take you directly to Coles. Lindor Easter Egg Minis are going at $1 for 100g, making it the best price I’ve come across.

Coles also has fantastic prices on Cadbury mini egg bags which are going at 2 for $5. These come in a variety of flavours such as strawberry, turkish delight and white chocolate.

 

Join In The Hunt For Deals This Easter SeasonJoin In The Hunt For Deals This Easter Season

To top off these ‘eggtastic’ deals, Coles also has a 2 for $15 promotion on gift packs , you can choose from the Caramello Egg Gift Box,Marvellous Creations Gift Pack and the Cadbury Favourite Eggs Gift Pack among others.   Read the rest of this entry »


April 10

Get 5% Off Emirates Flights and Hundreds of Other Coupon Discounts Across Local and Online Retailers

Posted by on April 10, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Get your hands on one of a kind coupon discounts with this year’s Entertainment Book, including 5% off Emirates flights. Great news for fellow bargain hunters, as finding this level of discount on Emirates tickets outside of their own sales is usually hard to come by. Also, the collection of other vouchers featured in this book (covering all areas such as travel, retail, leisure, dining, etc.), will potentially save you hundreds of dollars on your shopping during the course of the year too.

 

Unique savings

Although you have to pay for this book, becoming a member is definitely worth it. The most intriguing vouchers on the list are without a doubt the ones giving you unique discounts which you cannot get any other way. For example what caught my interest is the latest Emirates promo code, giving you 5% discount on flights to Europe.

Get 5% Off Emirates Flights and Hundreds of Other Coupon Discounts Across Local and Online Retailers

To redeem this offer, you’ll have to apply the promo code when booking, then show your Entertainment membership card at check-in to validate the discount. 5% off Emirates flights isn’t easy to come by, the most you would generally get out of an Emirates promotion is around 1-2% off, mainly via cash-back offers. I know some of you might think that you can get these savings using your frequent flyer points (aka. Emirates Skywards points), but in this case you do not need to fly thousand of miles (costing you thousand of dollars). I’d also like to point out that 5% off a round-trip ticket to Europe from a high-end airline such as Emirates should easily save you more than enough to cover your annual Entertainment membership. In this instance, you’re basically getting all remaining coupons at zero cost.

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April 9

Free Delivery On Men’s Winter Clothing

Posted by on April 9, 2014 at 8:13 AM

As the weather begins to change and the colder months are starting to creep in, it’s a great time to look at our cousins over the ocean for some discounted winter gear as they try to shift stock for the approaching summer. These offers can be even more enticing when you can capitalise on free delivery as well. Read on to see some of the deals on out there!

1. Asos

Free Delivery On Mens Winter ClothingAsos is a favourite around here, because they just have a constant stream of deals and discounts, which we can’t help loving.

Because the other side of the world is going into their long awaited spring, you’ll see loads of winter gear coming up for sale on their site now, and it has up to 70% off, so the potential for finding a great bargain is particularly high right now.

As an example, the ASOS Bomber In Jersey With Textured Fabric And Contrast Sleeves was $58.34 now $35.00 - not quite 70% off, but it’s still pretty good.

Another superb buy is the super stylish ASOS Slim Fit Waistcoat in 100% Wool Check reduced from $68.06

Now $20.42 or the (rather sexy looking, I might add) ASOS Slim Fit Waistcoat In Charcoal, less of a saving at $42.78 down to $21.39, but still a great price.

There’s also a 10% Asos Promo Code that works on sale items and should give you another few dollars off your order.

You can get it shipped to you anywhere in Australia in 5 – 7 days, or if you’re spending over $125 – which would fill out your wardrobe nicely – you can get it free on express delivery.    Read the rest of this entry »


April 5

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Posted by on April 5, 2014 at 7:56 AM

It’s a special week for the techies on account of some great deals Samsung tablets, PS3 controllers and more. If you’ve been bitten by the travel bug, stay tuned as well because there’s a fabulous deal that is perfect for the wanderlusting folk. There is also a sexy fashion deal for all you fashionistas too. So here we go counting down this week’s hottest deals on Buckscoop.

 

Hottest Deals Of The Week

5) Linah bodycon mini dress is $8.87 with free delivery at Missguided

Kicking off this week’s deal is an offer from Missguided which is selling Linah bodycon mini dresses for just $8.87 with free shipping. It is available in a couple of different colours but sizes are running out fast so make your purchase soon!

 

4) SplitFish FragFX Evolution & SplitFish FragFX Pro for $9 each at Big W

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Next up is a scorcher of an offer from Big W which has SplitFish FragFX Evolution and SplitFish FragFX Pro for $9 each. These are PS3/PC controllers and with all the heat this deal has been getting, it seems like a pretty good deal. There is no additional charge if you purchase online and collect in-store. Alternatively you can have it delivered for a total spend of just $14.    Read the rest of this entry »


April 3

Boohoo.com: A Rising Star Among Online Retailers

Posted by on April 3, 2014 at 8:14 AM

It may be a relative newcomer to the scene, but online fashion retailer Boohoo.com has quickly established itself as one of the top names around for affordable online fashion. Since launching in the UK in 2006, Boohoo.com has expanded rapidly and it now has a presence in many markets around the world, Australia included.

Just what has made it so successful? As you might expect, there’s no simple answer to that question – if there was, everyone would be doing it. But it’s clearly doing something right, so let’s take a closer look at how Boohoo.com works, and what it has to offer.
 

Variety

Boohoo.com: A Rising Star Among Online Retailers

The beauty of an online store as compared to the bricks and mortar variety is that you don’t have a limited floor space that your wares have to fit into, and so there’s scope to carry not just a wider range of merchandise, but also a wider range of size, style and colour options within those ranges. Read the rest of this entry »


April 2

50% Off Steals At The ASOS Sale

Posted by on April 2, 2014 at 7:39 AM

50% Off Steals At The ASOS Sale

ASOS is having a mega sale with items going at up to 50% off. This discount slashes the prices across a whole range of items from shoes and dresses to bags, accessories, shirts and more. The  ASOS mid- season sale is definitely one to look out for; because of the prices, the sheer variety of items available and the fact that they keep sweetening the deal with promotional codes to bring those prices even lower.

 

Cherry On The Top

Like I mentioned the cherry on the top are the additional promo codes that bring the sale prices even lower. Currently there are two active promo codes; both are applicable to selected sale items. There is one for 15% off and another for 10% off. I’d suggest trying your luck with the 15% off code first and if it doesn’t work, give the 10% a shot. The 15% off promo code has worked on all the items featured in this post and all prices are after this additional 15% discount. As always, ASOS offers free shipping on all orders with no minimum spend necessary.    Read the rest of this entry »