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May 29

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

Posted by on May 29, 2015 at 8:21 AM

Writing week five in the title makes this month sound very long but here at Buckscoop it seems to have flown by especially with all the freebies we’ve had this month. So much has been happening within the retail sector onshore and offshore between competitors, and it’s been really nice to see so many Australian companies competing for business. As a result we’ve definitely noticed an increasing trend in the number of freebies becoming available too, which is good news for all our readers.

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

This Friday I’ve highlighted another five freebies for all of you to enjoy, however I would like to point out that the Myer freebie runs out today so act quickly if you want one of those $10 vouchers. Our selection also includes samples from Elmore, AVG Anti-Virus, Toluna and Carsales.com.au.

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May 28

Where to Go for the Best Online Fashion Retail Shopping Experience in Australia

Posted by on May 28, 2015 at 8:36 AM

As our society grows more digitally dependent it’s becoming increasingly important to know which retailers are working hard to make our lives online easier. I personally despise a bad online shopping experience and find it immensely frustrating. Imagine this, you have seen something you really want to buy, you go online hope to get a better deal only be stopped by a painfully slow site or one that fails to recognise your voucher code or card details. If only there were someway to avoid these time wasting experiences.

 Where to Go for the Best Online Fashion Retail Shopping Experience in Australia

I’ve been in this situation umpteen times before and it would have been quicker for me to run to the store and back in the time that I managed to figure out how to operate a dysfunctional website. So, I thought I’d do a bit of research to find out which retailer’s websites had been recognised for their high quality user experiences amongst the minefield of dodgy online retail stores. The following websites are, in my opinion, the companies making the biggest effort to create a seamless shopping experience for its customers. To qualify, I considered factors such as the fastest shipping times, free shipping and price competitiveness compared to the wider retail fashion market.

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May 27

How to Prevent Yourself from becoming a Victim of Gift Card Scams

Posted by on May 27, 2015 at 8:12 AM

Gift cards are big business, whether you are buying them for a friend, relative or you happen to be receiving one. The great thing about a gift card is that it takes the hassle out of shopping for the perfect present. While for the receiver, a gift card for your favourite store is, for many, just as good as receiving the perfect birthday or Christmas present. However, there also lies a darker side that could see you be robbed of your credit in broad daylight if you’re not aware of the scams that exist.

How to Prevent Yourself from becoming a Victim of Gift Card Scams

Gift cards are effectively money guaranteed up to a certain value at a certain store or group of stores. Yet the way in which the money is stored on the card and the decreased level of security that gift cards provide can make your credit more easily accessible to scammers. I want to give you a scenario of how fraudsters are stealing money right from under owner’s noses. Plus, I will also tell you the best tips to avoid being burgled in this way.

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May 26

Free Shipping Coupon Exclusively for Buckscoopers During Pushys Massive Clearance Sale

Posted by on May 26, 2015 at 6:15 PM

Pushys, the Australian cycling specialist, is having its half yearly clearance sale and things are looking very enticing indeed if you’re on the hunt for a bargain. For those of you who haven’t shopped with them yet, Pushys started three years ago in response to the market crying out for retailer offering better support and customer service. We experienced this customer-centred approach first hand after we contacted Pushys directly who happily agreed to give Buckscoop users an exclusive free shipping coupon code during this huge sale.

Free Shipping Coupon Exclusively for Buckscoopers During Pushys Massive Clearance Sale

 

It’s worth pointing out that this coupon code of ours carries half the usual minimum spend requirement of $100. So right now, on top of the heavily discount products on sale, this code will allow you to save an additional $10 – $40 in delivery costs as well depending on where you’d like your items sent to. To be clear, this code is applicable to small and medium sized orders costing at least $50 (code expires midnight Thursday 28th of May 2015). To save you the hassle, we’ve trawled their site and picked out a bunch of items that we think offer unbeatable value online. So let the bicycle-bargain hunting games begin!

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May 25

Woolworths & Coles to Increase Store-branded Products in Effort to Innovate as ALDI Looms

Posted by on May 25, 2015 at 8:42 AM

Last week I wrote a post about ALDI and how they are changing their business model slightly with the introduction of a new style of store. They’ve basically decided to take on the big boys in the competition by opening a few upmarket trial stores to poach customers directly from Coles’ and Woolworths’ supermarkets. Unsurprisingly, this in turn has threatened ’the big two’ which has lead to them innovating slightly.

Woolworths & Coles to Increase Store branded Products in Effort to Innovate as ALDI Looms

 

The 2015 Q1 financials from Woolworths were dismal for the brand and its shareholders. Coles on the other hand had a great Q1, which showed strong performance across the company. Despite this, Coles is certainly going to have to keep a close eye on underdog ALDI as it relentlessly pursues the current Duopoly’s grocery empire.

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May 25

The ALDI Beast’s Trendy Evolvement – Watch Out Coles and Woolworths

Posted by on May 25, 2015 at 8:21 AM

ALDI supermarkets have been recognised within Australia to be giving the big duopoly a run for their money recently. The price competitiveness of this overseas company has lured customers away from larger stores such as Coles and Woolworths. However, ALDI has always been known as a budget store and its presentation sometimes reflects that. Products are practically carted off the lorry and left sitting on the shop floor upon the pallets they were initially packed onto. This gave the brand a really rustic but cheap feel.

The ALDI Beasts Trendy Evolvement – Watch Out Coles and Woolworths

Now though it seems ALDI want to start moving up the ranks potentially to join the boxing ring with the bigger boys. ALDI has launched a new trial upmarket styled store across certain areas of Australia to try to lure larger income shoppers. These stores are only trial stores but it shows the intentions that ALDI have. It’s trying to steal customers from the “middle market” who might usually shop at Coles and Woolworths.

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May 22

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

Posted by on May 22, 2015 at 8:34 AM

Our freebie hunters have had another fruitful week out in the woods where foraging freebies run wild. This time we have another six great freebies to present to you, including everything from bracelets and free football tickets to women only products and BBQ assistants.

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

The companies we have coming into play this week are Spotlight, Ticketek, Toluna, Kotex, Redheads and Schwarzkopf. If you know any of these brands then it’s a great opportunity to try out some of their latest products. If you don’t, then we are only too happy to make the introduction of course with a nice little introductory gift free of charge. Right, enough chit chat, let’s get down to business.

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May 21

The Hottest Gaming Deals on Next-Gen Consoles at JB Hi-Fi and Target

Posted by on May 21, 2015 at 8:12 AM

Its been a long while since we have seen a good variety of console games at low prices on Buckscoop. So, I thought with today’s selection that I would give you another dose with an anabolic steroid sized kick to grab your attention. If you’re a keen gamer and own one of the next-gen gaming consoles such as the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One you might like what we have in store for you. PS3 gamers don’t need to worry either as we’ve also got something here for you too.

The Hottest Gaming Deals on Next Gen Consoles at JB Hi Fi and Target

Today’s selection is ideal for all gamers. Either you’re a hard-core gamer and have been waiting for these games to drop down in price 0r you love your favourite titles but are such a pro that you have completed them all and need something to fill the void before the next release. Either way if you want to get your hands on some great titles at incredibly affordable prices this is your chance to get Halo, Titanfall, Battlefield, FIFA and Need for Speed, because hey, when games are this cheap who really notices Winter?

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May 20

How the 2015 Federal Budget and Oz Bandwidth is affecting your Netflix Service

Posted by on May 20, 2015 at 8:44 AM

The Australian Federal budget was released last week and within it came an array of alterations and surprises. Whilst the majority of people may have been fixated on the details surrounding childcare reform and small business tax breaks, they may have missed a couple of things. The first that you probably didn’t hear about was the government’s intention to request a 0.75 cents levy per kilogram of bananas.

How the 2015 Federal Budget and Oz Bandwidth is affecting your Netflix Service

Besides trying to cash in on the worlds most popular fruit, it also announced its intentions on cashing in on the worlds most popular streaming service, Netflix. Netflix recently hit our Australian shores and regardless of its mixed reviews you’ve guessed it, its now getting its own “Netflix Tax.” This in my eyes only encourages more people stream illegally, plus combined with tediously slow bandwidth issues across parts of Australia, this could also potentially lead to Netflix losing considerable amounts of business. The knock on effect of which could see the variety of content being trimmed back for Australians viewers, as Netflix won’t have the budgets necessary to keep on updating with new shows, films, documentaries etc.

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May 19

Online Retail in Australia is Improving with You the Customer Winning

Posted by on May 19, 2015 at 7:38 AM

The retail landscape has been heating up in Australia over the past three years and if you haven’t noticed, you’re missing out. These battles happening in the retail stratosphere are only having positive effects on our Australian wallets. Large Australian well known stores like David Jones are still somewhat reluctant to embrace online shopping in its entirety, but with increased competition it’s all changing.

Online Retail in Australia is Improving with You the Customer Winning

Other traditional stores like Harvey Norman and Woolworths, for example, have now fully embraced innovation to improve our shopping experiences. Analyst firm Telsyte’s senior analyst (Steven Noble) said that retailer’s online offerings have “moved forward incredibly rapidly”, experiencing a 12% increase year on year. Read the rest of this entry »


May 16

New Aldi-Style Approach and Store Innovations Could make Woolworths Cheaper

Posted by on May 16, 2015 at 8:47 AM

Woolworths the Australian supermarket giant has been hit hard recently. Financial reports released by the company suggest that Woolies have been heavily wounded within the supermarket battle for top position. The recent blow has caused the brand to change their business model slightly along with implementing a range of quick fixes to improve the customer experience. 

New Aldi Style Approach and Store Innovations Could make Woolworths Cheaper

The company has publicly conceded to the fact that their stores are “not good enough.” This statement was released a week after Coles supermarkets issued financial results that blitzed the returns made by Woolies. There are some big changes coming our way with regards to the Woolworths experience, but, what will be interesting from a consumers perspective is how it competes within the supermarket arena to give us better value for money.

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May 15

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (May Week 3)

Posted by on May 15, 2015 at 8:48 AM

We are already three weeks into May and the time in my opinion has absolutely flown by. There are some interesting stories buzzing around the news at the moment including how Johnny Depp’s dog bypassed Australian customs and entered our country illegally. If you want my opinion, it’s because he heard about all the amazing freebies on Buckscoop each week.

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (May Week 3)

I guess I’m partially to blame because I did tell him we had six freebies to notify you about this week. In the lineup it looks like the MCG are being very generous to under 15’s, whilst we are also seeing freebies from Texta, AFL, a Children’s Expo, True Protein and Nestle.

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May 14

How to Save Money on Car Repairs – Doing things the BuckSmart Way

Posted by on May 14, 2015 at 8:10 AM

The most expensive thing that we as a culture like to buy is a house, the second is usually our car. These investments are things that many of us end up working towards our entire lives in the hope that one day we’ll be able to enjoy that more luxurious house or car. However, throughout this process adjustments and repairs need to be made in order to keep our investments in functioning order.

How to Save Money on Car Repairs – Doing things the BuckSmart Way

When problems occur during hard times, the associated costs can seem like the bane of your life. In Australia going without transport for extended periods of time can be highly impractical, so, paying for that vehicle repair bill is inevitable. This is where having an emergency fund can play a crucial role in getting things back on track quickly and without major financial impact. Preventing the fire is more effective than fighting it, so here are six precautions you can take to try and avoid expensive car repairs.

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May 13

Australia Budget Eyes GST Threshold on Overseas Purchases, Should We Be Worried?

Posted by on May 13, 2015 at 8:01 AM

Goods currently bought online from overseas retailers that are under the value of $1,000 are not subject to goods or services tax. However, in December 2014 assistant treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced that he would review the loophole, on the basis that local retailers were claiming it was difficult to compete. This review could see the end of significant online bargains from overseas for products such as TV’s, books and clothes.

Australia Budget Eyes GST Threshold on Overseas Purchases, Should We Be Worried?

If Tony Abbott’s assistant treasurer goes ahead with the reform we Australians could see the prices on these sorts of items skyrocket due to less competition in the market. The Australian Retailers Association has been lobbying to close the tax loophole for over five years, but what would this actually achieve besides helping line the pockets of large retailers locally even more?

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May 12

How To Create a World Class Savers Shopping List

Posted by on May 12, 2015 at 8:48 AM

Everyone and their mother at some point during the week or month will do a grocery shop for household foods and necessities. This is what makes the subject quite popular on Buckscoop, because if you can find ways to save every time you hit the supermarket then that’s a saving you can make continuously week in, week out, year after year.

 How To Create a World Class Savers Shopping List

A weekly shop equates to a total of 52 individual savings per year, allowing you to instead spend a greater portion of your hard earned money on things that you actually get more out of in life from, such as holidays. The key to this process is knowing where to start and always ensuring that you get the best price available on items. This is why I want to show you four easy steps to run you through to get the most competitive prices in your area and save money with every shop.

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