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October 1

Pay Just 14% More for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Special Edition Blue Bundle and Get Double the Capacity

Posted by on October 1, 2014 at 8:07 AM

Pay Just 14% More for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Special Edition Blue Bundle and Get Double the CapacityMicrosoft are celebrating the 9 year run that the Xbox 360 has been in production. The Xbox 360 is the 2nd generation console within the Microsoft product line and to celebrate, prices are being dropped across the entire range. From the bare bones version with 4GB of memory up to the 500GB special blue edition including a Call of Duty bundle. All prices are being slashed.

 

This new announcement from Microsoft will come into affect from the 1st of October. However only one store has been given exclusivity to sell the Blue Edition 500GB version besides Microsoft themselves, namely EB Games. The advantage of buying it directly from Microsoft though is that you’ll get it for $20 cheaper. This bundle includes a Blue Edition Xbox 360, blue infused controller, Call of Duty Ghosts, Call of Duty Black Ops 2 and 1 month free access to Xbox Live Gold. If this wasn’t enough, Microsoft have also launched an additional bundle for other stores to offer, which includes; a 250GB console, controller, Halo 4, Tomb Raider, Forza Horizons and Skyrim. I’ve put together a break down below to see where you can get your hands on these bundles, how much value for your money you receive plus whether you can get it cheaper by buying the games and console separately elsewhere.

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September 28

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Posted by on September 28, 2014 at 2:18 PM

There are some great deals on this week’s hot list including two that offer freebies! Whether you are looking to revamp your home with state of the art gadgets or planning a family camping trip, this week’s hot list has something for you. Read on for all the hottest deals of the moment.

 

Hottest Deals Of The Week

5) Coleman Cruise 4 Person Tent is $99 – Click & Collect at Target

Target have a great price on this Coleman Cruise 4 person tent, it is available for just $99 via click and collect. Pricewise, you are looking at considerable savings as it is priced at over $200 at Ray’s Outdoors. It will be a welcome addition to a weekend camping trip and it’s roomy enough for four.

 

4) Sony HT-M77 7.2 Channel MUTEKI Home Theatre System $928 @ The Good Guys

Hottest Deals Of The Week

If you are looking to revamp your home theatre system then this is the pick for you.  The Good Guys has the Sony HT-M77 7.2 Channel MUTEKI Home Theatre System going at under a $1000. For just $928 you can have your home fitted out with this sleek sound machine.

EDIT: this system should be available today (Sunday 28th Sept 2014) for even cheaper at just $858.11 during The Good Guys’ 20% off sitewide promo at their ebay store. 

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September 28

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – The Pizazz Of The Shiraz

Posted by on September 28, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   The Pizazz Of The ShirazUnfortunately, Shiraz did not make it into my post last week which gave you a bit of an insight into the origin and qualities of the six noble wine grape varieties. To give the credit that the Shiraz duly deserves though, I would like to dedicate an entire post concentrating on Australia’s pride, a truly characteristic grape giving us some of the most remarkable red wines available on the market.

 

Originally native to France, Syrah quickly became one of the words most successful grape varieties as it is very diverse and also useful as a blending grape. Shiraz is actually a name reserved for the grape Syrah only when it is grown in Australia. However, due to a wide recognition and marketing purposes many producers now label their Syrah wines as Shiraz’. One unique application of the Shiraz in Australia though is blending it with Cabernet Sauvignon, which became very popular and now makes up a sizeable portion of the Australian Shiraz blends.

 

Being not only widely produced but highly sought-after as well, we have seen plenty of outstanding deals on renowned Australian Shiraz’ from merchants such as Dan Murphy’s, WineMarket, Cellarmasters, etc appearing on Buckscoop.

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September 27

Comparing PAYG Mobile Plans to Empower You to save Money, plus Get a Handset for under $20

Posted by on September 27, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Comparing PAYG Mobile Plans to Empower You to save Money, plus Get a Handset for under $20The telecoms market is a minefield, with so many offers and so much marketing to pull your mind in all directions, so we thought it would be helpful to break things down. This blog post will help you more easily compare some of the more affordable mobile plans out there. I am going to do a quick analysis of some attractive offers that I have found, to try and help you decide whether you have the right plan that suits your monthly usage, and of course your pocket.

The network coverage of each company will vary depending on your location, so this is an important factor to consider before changing from one plan to another. Whilst the cost saving might be beneficial, there is no point having a provider that can not delivery signal to your location. So continue reading to get a clearer insight into some of the plans available to choose from on the market, and hopefully these will give you more information to either benchmark against, or assist your decision process. Specifically, I’ll delve into how much data, calling minutes and text messages you can get for your money and how you can get your hands on a handset for under $20. Ultimately, we would like to help you find out whether the grass is actually greener on the other side of that fence.

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September 26

A Roundup of Beauty Bargains on Buckscoop

Posted by on September 26, 2014 at 8:56 PM

A Roundup of Beauty Bargains on BuckscoopThere have been a lot of great beauty buys coming through on Buckscoop in the last couple of weeks. The deals have featured a range of items from make-up to skin care. There have been deals for just about every budget from luxury brands to affordable options.

The active deals at the moment also feature a good range of items from a variety of popular brands like Maybelline and L’Oreal to the high-end picks like Elizabeth Arden. Right now we are seeing a whole slew of make-up deals but there is also 20% storewide discount on skin care that you should take note of.  Read the rest of this entry »


September 25

Stack Offers on Cheap Prepaid Mobile Handset with Telstra $30 Calling Credit for an Effective Layout of Just $3

Posted by on September 25, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Stack Offers on Cheap Prepaid Mobile Handset with Telstra $30 Calling Credit for an Effective Layout of Just $3

Right guys, today we’ve got a 3 dimensional deal for you, which I believe you’re going to like. This insightful discovery was brought to light by a regular on Buskscoop, known as “Donkey”, who has cleverly amalgamated 3 separate deals to create this little gem. We are looking at a telecoms deal from Telstra which includes two great offers on both a handset as well as the required calling credit. Along side this is a freebie related to streaming the AFL and NRL finals to the phone which has been thrown in too.

The first aspect shows you where to buy possibly one of the cheapest pre-paid mobile handsets on the market. This purchase is then combined with a Telstra offer giving you 50% off on their calling credit. Ultimately, the combination of the two effectively means that you’re getting the handset for an equivalent layout of just $3. To sweeten the deal even further, is the above mentioned freebie which requires a Telstra voucher code found right here on Buckscoop.

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September 24

How to Get a Free Audiobook and save Around 20% off Itunes’ Prices by Subscribing to Audible.com.au

Posted by on September 24, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Who or What is Audible? Audible is an Amazon owned, online audiobook provider. The company lets you to sign up to a monthly subscription, plus they also offer a 30-day free trial to all new customers. This concept allows you to listen to your favourite books on any device such as your stereo, MP3 player, tablet or mobile handset, rather than reading the book.

How to Get a Free Audiobook and save Around 20% off Itunes Prices by Subscribing to Audible.com.auOn other audiobook websites that I have tested, you’re not given much choice in terms of available books to download for free to try out their services. This limitation doesn’t cater well for the wide variety of genre or author preferences which readers have. However, at Audible.com.au you’ll find that part of their free trial includes a free download of any book available on their entire site. And with a vast library of audiobooks available, there’s no shortage of choice. For example, why not try Andy Wier’s “The Martian” which has already received a 5 star rating by 3,623 people on Amazon AU.

So let me now show you how to get a free book that you will actually want to listen to, plus I’ll give you an overview of how Audible’s service works as well as why it offers better value for money compared to other leading audiobook providers.

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September 23

Men’s Fashion Bargains Currently Available at Neverland Stores and General Pants Co.

Posted by on September 23, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Men’s Fashion Bargains Currently Available at Neverland Stores and General Pants Co.

Right guys, today we have some fashion bargains for the men to help balance out the higher volume of women’s fashion posts recently. Two particularly good sales on at the moment are from Neverland Store and General Pants Co. which are a good way to prepare your wardrobe for the coming warmer months. Neverland Store is providing a large 50% to 75% off sale on tops, shoes and accessories. You can expect to find offers on a selection of fashion item brands, such as Nena & Pasadena, Kiss Chacey, Sushi Radio and Iconic Brand for example.  General Pants Co. on the other hand have a cool 50% off sale, which can help you pick up some great bargains at the men’s section.

 

We will also look at the delivery charges for each retailer, show you an example of a few products we have hand picked in these sales which offer very good value for money. This will hopefully save you from having to trawl through all the items listed on sale to figure out which are the best value buys for yourself.

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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 »