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October 31

Travelling Tips to Avoid Unexpected Costs with Airline Companies

Posted by on October 31, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Travelling Tips to Avoid Unexpected Costs with Airline CompaniesMany of you may be travelling nationally or internationally during this year’s festive period. If you are treating the family, or planning on visiting family and friends, be sure that new changes made within the airline industry’s policies don’t sting you.

Policies are constantly being changed to either make travelling more efficient, or to boost the income of those travel providers, which is why I want to bring these airline changes to your attention, so I can empower you to be in control of what you get charged for. Especially when flying, any minor increments regarding weight in your luggage can come with some hefty charges. Find a full break down below of all major airlines, their luggage allowances and their charges for exceeding them.

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October 30

Last Minute, Cheap and Easy Costume Ideas for Halloween

Posted by on October 30, 2014 at 7:47 PM

When Halloween rolls around each year there will be some of us who choose to ignore the trick or treat visitors at our front doors, that’s easy enough. But Halloween parties are a little harder to ignore, especially if your friends or work colleagues are attending. So if you have been invited to a Halloween party but are yet to scramble to pick up an outfit somewhere, then these cheap, easily accessible costume ideas should be ideal.

Last Minute, Cheap and Easy Costume Ideas for Halloween

There’s no reason to join “that group” of party goers who show up in normal clothes only to receive slanderous comments from everyone else who made an effort. Embrace the fun, save yourself time and money by choosing one of these lazy costume ideas, that you can literally pick up on your way home from work before going out.

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October 30

A Look at What Gaming Deals Are Making Buckscoop’s Hot Bargains List This Week

Posted by on October 30, 2014 at 8:13 AM

A Look at What Gaming Deals Are Making Buckscoops Hot Bargains List This Week

One thing that always causes a commotion as we head towards the festive season each year is gaming consoles and games. With many popular gaming title releases being timed perfectly with the holiday season, it’s difficult to find a kid’s Christmas list these days which doesn’t have a new game or game console on it.

Inline with proactive Christmas shoppers and the early birds out there that like to get things organised before the panic shopping season kicks into full swing, check out some of the hottest gaming deals happening on Buckscoop right now.

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October 29

Bellabox: the Beauty Product Sample Gift That Keeps on Giving

Posted by on October 29, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Bellabox: the Beauty Product Sample Gift That Keeps on GivingBellabox specialises in a beauty box subscription scheme also known as beauty sampling, which essentially allows you to purchase a box filled with great beauty samples at an affordable rate. Each month’s box contains 5 or more sample-sized products. The selection of items changes every month, with the site offering cosmetics, skincare as well as bath products.

What benefits and savings are there to be made through this service, you may be asking yourself? Well, let’s take a closer look at this now.

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October 28

Bunnings Vs Masters Price War Makes It a Good Time to buy Paint

Posted by on October 28, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Bunnings Vs Masters Price War Makes It a Good Time to buy PaintA closer look at the paint industry will reveal a battle between Wesfarmers’ Bunnings hardware group and the Woolworths-Lowe’s Masters joint venture. This battle may not bother most on a daily basis, but when these two giants are battling for a share of the $3 billion paint industry, its bound to make some noise. We are witnessing it escalate as things heat up.

Bunnings is the defending power currently sitting in the dominant position at the top. However, Masters have just launched a new marketing campaign, “Australia, you’ve been paying too much for paint” and are attacking back by discounting high-volume products. Matt Tyson, the new boss in charge of repositioning the struggling Masters brand, is leading the battle. To find out how you can benefit on home improvement products by being in the middle of this price war, continue reading.

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October 25

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – The Penfolds Collection

Posted by on October 25, 2014 at 11:14 AM

For the first time ever, Penfolds has released all of their new vintage wines at once on the 16th of October. This collection of premium reds and whites include some must haves for wine lovers, such as the 2012 vintage Bin series and the century’s most notable vintage receiving three perfect 100 point scores from wine critics, the Grange Shiraz from 2010.

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   The Penfolds Collection

Let’s take a closer look at some of the wines in this October release Penfolds Collection with a Bucksooper’s eye, always looking for a bargain. As WineMarket has a $50 off voucher, that’s where you’ll find the best deals on each of the following Penfolds wines. However, after the 27th of October when the code expires it’s most likely Dan Muprhy’s will take the lead offering the lowest prices using their standard free shipping voucher.

 

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October 25

Try Our Tricks and Treats to save Money This Halloween on Snacks and Costumes

Posted by on October 25, 2014 at 7:21 AM

Try Our Tricks and Treats to save Money This Halloween on Snacks and CostumesWe’re only one week away from Halloween. I’m sure you’ve met some of the ghosts and ghouls hanging around in the supermarkets and shops. For many this is a time of dressing up, playing tricks on friends and family, but most importantly, gorging on copious amounts of sweets, chocolates and snacks. No Halloween would be complete without this notorious mix of tricks and treats at this festive time of year.

So with Halloween and Christmas following soon after, its of paramount importance to keep your costs low, to ensure you enjoy both festive periods to their fullest. My aim here is to help you reduce your costs on sweets and snacks, so the kids and family alike can enjoy cheaper and healthier treats, whilst avoiding unhealthy and expensive supermarket foods. Plus, how you can save money on your costumes with some discount vouchers from CostumeBox.com.au. So make this Halloween different from all the rest, ignore the boring and expensive shop sweets and try some of these creative treats, in your new costume.

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October 24

Entertaining Yourself and the Family for Free When Visiting Melbourne

Posted by on October 24, 2014 at 8:22 AM

Entertaining Yourself and the Family for Free When Visiting MelbourneThe population of Melbourne is roughly 4.07 million inhabitants and with so many people, providing entertainment to suit everyone can be challenging. With such a vast range of preferences across this large population, my aim within this post will be to provide an interesting selection of activities that can meet everyone on a common ground, that being price conscious activities.

I’ve looked at a variety of tourist style activities that can be done around the city of Melbourne. Whether you live in the city or happen to be travelling there over the next couple of weeks for the Melbourne Cup Carnival, be sure to see what you can do to entertain yourself. The following activities should hopefully provide you with some exciting ways to see and enjoy the city of Melbourne.

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October 23

Deals Websites Contribute to a Big Proportion of Consumer Spending and Add Value to Consumers

Posted by on October 23, 2014 at 7:55 AM

Deals Websites Contribute to a Big Proportion of Consumer Spending and Add Value to ConsumersDaily deal websites might be larger than you think. Around 31% of all online transactions in Australia in August 2014 were related to deal / coupon websites. To put this figure into perspective, when comparing the previous month of August in 2013, the Australian deals industry witnessed 113% growth year on year. Ibis World a large industry market research company has analysed the market over the past 5 years and has witnessed an annual growth, of 72.6% growth rate.

The growth of this industry is now singing to the tune of $676.2 million dollars, with most prominent users of these services being from Melbourne and Sydney. So I decided to look at the size of this industry in more detail to find out how useful these websites are to their consumers, and most importantly, how much value they add to the consumer experience? To find out how other people collectively save millions on the things you’re potentially paying more for, continue reading.

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October 22

Exclusive 10% off Coupon on Deals Direct’s Outdoor Category Only from Buckscoop

Posted by on October 22, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Exclusive 10% off Coupon on Deals Directs Outdoor Category Only from BuckscoopOn the constant search for great deals and coupons to help add value to your online shopping experience, I believe today I can present you with something you wont find anywhere else. As the weather begins to warm up and the sun begins to heat the land, there is a growing urge to get out by the BBQ and start cooking those long summer meals outdoors.

Buckscoop has managed to secure an exclusive offer from Deals Direct that you find anywhere else right now. We’ve got a 10% off coupon for readers which is applicable to the Outdoor category of products (on orders of $50 or more). It may not seem like much at face value, but our deal hunters have been on the case and uncovered a couple of “golden nuggets” by combining this coupon with sale offers and Deal Direct’s current $2 shipping cap promo.

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October 21

Cheap Accommodation Options via Airbnb During This Year’s Melbourne Carnival Cup 2014

Posted by on October 21, 2014 at 8:32 AM

Cheap Accommodation Options via Airbnb During This Years Melbourne Carnival Cup 2014The Melbourne Carnival Cup is fast approaching and I would like to follow on from my previous post concerning accommodation. The last one encompassed hotel deals available for the duration of the Carnival Cup in Melbourne. However, I would now like to take a different stance on finding accommodation during this busy period. As you may be aware, hotel deals can be snapped up pretty quickly. So if your still looking for a place to stay and are happy to sacrifice slightly on privacy, I have a fresh wave of even cheaper options for you courtesy of AirBnB.

This service provides the opportunity to rent rooms, apartments or houses often for short periods directly from private property owners. You have the ability to enable a range of different filters allowing your searches to be as simple or as complex as you like, from a single bed with a bathroom, to a four-bedroom house with a swimming pool, doorman, hot tub and much, much more. To find the best bargains available on AirBnB during the Melbourne Carnival Cup, from the 1st November to 8th November, continue reading, but be warned, some pricing may shock you.

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October 18

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – How To Make $50 Buying Wine At Dan Murphy’s (AMEX Card Required)

Posted by on October 18, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   How To Make $50 Buying Wine At Dan Murphy’s (AMEX Card Required)First thing’s first, you’ll have to have an AMEX card. As we’ve seen on plenty of occasions lately, AMEX has some promos offering statement credit when you register your card for selected purchases at various stores. But so far this is the best one when it comes to getting credit for buying wine. Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   How To Make $50 Buying Wine At Dan Murphy’s (AMEX Card Required)

“Register an eligible American Express Card, spend $50 or more on that Card, in three separate transactions, in-store or online at Dan Murphy’s between 14 October and 31 December 2014 and receive one $50 statement credit.  This offer is limited to the first 15,000 Cards to register.”

So let’s take a closer look at this.

 

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October 17

Selection of Hotel Deals for the 154th Melbourne Cup Carnival 2014

Posted by on October 17, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Selection of Hotel Deals for the 154th Melbourne Cup Carnival 2014The annual Melbourne Cup Carnival is approaching in a few weeks and it’s that all important time, to start thinking about where you are going to stay. If you are travelling from afar then you may need to organise some accommodation for the 1st to 8th of November. The aim of this post will be to narrow down the search to a brief selection of the best value hotels or serviced apartments available within commutable distance from the carnival.

If you are looking for a single bedroom or plan to travel with a partner, we have the options available here. I have based my search on a hotel room for two people sharing a double bed in one bedroom. The dates specified within my search are from the 1st November to the 8th November. Within this post you will be able to see the average nightly rate for each hotel room, so you can understand what budget will be required for each. We will provide you with options that have been rated on TripAdvisor and Trivago, so you can not only take our word for it, but also the hundreds of people who have reviewed the properties.

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October 16

Liquidate Your Old Handsets and Have Cash in Your Bank Within 10 Days

Posted by on October 16, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Liquidate Your Old Handsets and Have Cash in Your Bank Within 10 DaysThe mobile phone world has seen a big shake up in recent weeks due to the new launch of the new iPhone and new Samsung Alpha. With the run up to the festive holidays, people will no doubt be considering an upgrade. Whether your intentions are to save up more money for your friends and family, or you would like to chop in your old handset and get a new one, for as little expenditure as possible, I can show you one of the best options available.

A statistic released on the news in Australia revealed that all the old mobile phones, even that old Nokia you keep in your drawer, combined across the country are all worth in the region of $840 million dollars. So how do you increase your savings, liquidate redundant assets and get rid of junk in your house? Keep reading to find out how you can free up this otherwise useless capital so that you can afford more shopping or reduce your monthly mortgage repayment.

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October 16

The Shoppers Guide to Saving Money and Getting Better Value from Supermarkets

Posted by on October 16, 2014 at 8:01 AM

The Shoppers Guide to Saving Money and Getting Better Value from SupermarketsThis post will focus on helping you get the best value for money from your supermarket shopping. Whether you are a daily, weekly or monthly shopper, there will be plenty of tips in here to help you reduce your expenditure and increase your yield. 

Most shopping trips will see a half full trolley costing over $150 these days. So in light of rising prices and the fact that I’m always on the hunt for better value for money, I have recently been inspired by suggestions made on sources such as MSN money and other similar alternatives regarding ways to save on grocery bills. These suggestions will offer you options within your same product and food groups, however with a different purchasing technique to fight that all important price battle. Be sure to also check out our weekly food, booze & groceries deals to increase your money saving efforts.

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