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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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October 15

Four Quick Ways to save Money Approaching the Festive Holidays

Posted by on October 15, 2014 at 7:56 AM

Four Quick Ways to save Money Approaching the Festive HolidaysI have compiled a short list of four of the best ways to save money in the year of 2014 to help even the most cash stripped individuals have enough residual cash to spend on themselves. A selection of these tips and tricks will hopefully give you an idea of how you can increase your spending power.

Its important to keep your goals of saving money and reducing debt at the forefront of your mind, however the task can be daunting and sometimes very easy to loose sight of the end goal. This post is designed to give you a quick boost in your money saving efforts, or help revitalise your tactics to save money as we approach Christmas. To find out more tips and tricks, and other ways to save money be sure to check out the Buckscoop deals page and blog.

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October 12

Ways to save Money on Health Insurance, Pay Less and Receive More Value

Posted by on October 12, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Ways to save Money on Health Insurance, Pay Less and Receive More ValueThis post will give you a guide into how you can reduce the cost of your private health cover as well as save money on high insurance premiums. We all are aware of the expenses associated with health care, but we must also recognise the help we receive from the Australian government in many ways with these costs. Help in the form of public hospitals and reduced prescription medicines are a few to mention.

However, the government can only provide so much, which is why numerous individuals opt to have private health care. Health care insures us against large medical bills, which we may otherwise be unable to afford. It also covers us above and beyond the Australian governments funded assistance. This is why I want to show you how to save money and reduce premiums on health insurance, to ensure you have the most affordable plan that suits your needs.   Read the rest of this entry »


October 11

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – Wine Cocktails

Posted by on October 11, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Many people associate wine with winter, mainly when it comes to reds. Although some whites can be refreshing on a hot summers day you see more people drinking beer and cocktails throughout the spring/summer season. While our fellow wine lovers in the northern hemisphere begin to cosy up to their fireplaces with a glass of red and preparing delicious hot spiced wine beverages for the upcoming Halloween celebrations, one thing that sprang to my mind was “wine cocktails!”.

 Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   Wine Cocktails

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October 9

How to save 10% on Purchases over $300 When Flying out of Australia Using the TRS

Posted by on October 9, 2014 at 12:12 PM

How to save 10% on Purchases over $300 When Flying out of Australia Using the TRSFlying to and from Australia whether you’re a visitor or a resident, can sometimes be expensive, so why not utilise the often forgotten/unknown tourist refund scheme to help save those extra few $ for more important purchases. The important element to saving 10% is to understand how the scheme works to avoid any complications. This refund can be utilised by both tourists leaving Australia as well as residents departing from Oz.

For example if you bought an engagement ring for $10,000 including GST, you would receive a refund of $909 (i.e. $9,091 for the cost of the ring plus $909 in GST). So to find out how you too can make savings using this scheme, continue reading.

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October 7

Pocketbook Study Finds That Opal Cards Are Costing Commuters More to Travel than Paper Tickets

Posted by on October 7, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Pocketbook Study Finds That Opal Cards Are Costing Commuters More to Travel than Paper TicketsIf you live or work in Sydney and are familiar with the public transport network, then you’ve probably have heard of the “tap-on-tap-off” Opal Card. A recent study has been conducted to understand the cost implications that the introduction of the card has had on regular customers. The company Pocketbook who conducted the research, has analysed how expenditure has changed since 14 paper tickets were eliminated at the beginning of September.

The Pocketbook findings are part of the first large-scale study conducted since the Opal cards became mandatory for some commuters routes around Sydney. NSW Transport supposedly announced that the new system would work out cheaper for the average commuter. However, 21,000 Sydney commuters were analysed and results produced indicated that 60% were worse off. Read on to find out more about the costs, who is better off and if you should avoid the Opal card.

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October 6

Bendgate Case Offers a Cheaper Solution to Fixing Your #bendgate iPhone Problem Saving You $105

Posted by on October 6, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Bendgate Case Offers a Cheaper Solution to Fixing Your #bendgate iPhone Problem Saving You $105As you may well be aware, there is a big fiasco thundering across the Internet at the moment. If you haven’t been keeping up with the recent tech trends, in short, Apple had a bit of rotten week since the launch of their iPhone 6. Firstly their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were tarnished with being susceptible to ‘bending.’ Secondly 10 million devices hosting the new operating system iOS 8 were sold with a glitch in the software, which roused up 40,000+ complaints just within the United states alone.

As a result we have seen the birth and explosion of the #BendGate Twitter tag, across the social media platform. So, today I’d like to address some of the unfortunate iPhone 6 owners who have been rejected the opportunity to have their bent iPhone replaced by Apple. I will discuss the issue of the bent iPhone, the costs associated with fixing the phone and a potentially cheaper option to protect it, allowing you to continue using your new iPhone. Because nobody wants to whip out their spare Blackberry or Nokia 3310 as a replacement.

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October 5

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Posted by on October 5, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Gaming deals are back with a vengeance this week, with two deals making the hot list.  There is also a kickass offer on a Nokia Lumia 520 smartphone. To top it off, WineMarket have issued their $50 off voucher once again, so you know that you’re in for some cheap but top quality wine.

 

5) Finish Quantum powerball tablets (60 per pack) – $15 at Kmart

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Kicking off the list is a promotion on powerball tablets at Kmart. You can get a pack of 60 Finish Quantum powerball tablets for $15, which is a significant saving. Do check out the full post for an idea of just how much you are saving by cashing in on this Kmart deal.

 

4) Tomb Raider GOTY (PC) is $5.50 at Green Man Gaming

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Tomb Raider is a perennial favourite among Buckscoop posters and we seem to have chanced upon an all time low price on the Game of the Year (PC edition). It is retailing at Green Man Gaming for just $5.50. This low price is thanks to a 20% discount voucher and you can get more details about it in the post.

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October 4

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – Score Big with WineMarket’s $50 Off Voucher

Posted by on October 4, 2014 at 8:48 AM

 

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   Score Big with WineMarkets $50 Off Voucher

 

WineMarket’s awesome $50 off voucher is back, and just like back at the start of September it gets you countless bargains on premium reds and whites across the site with a discount of $50 on all orders over $120.

Don’t be disappointed by the fact that you can not apply this voucher to promoted cases on sale though, as most of them are priced below the minimum spend threshold. As with this voucher, you’ll be able to get premium reds and whites for a lot less than what they would usually cost when on special offer.

 

Also if you think about it another way, most of the times when a specific wine or a particular vintage is on sale, you’re likely to find these price levels across various other merchants too. This could be due to the release of a new vintage or that retailers are trying to get rid of older stock. On the other hand wines which are priced at around $120 or $150 a case, suddenly become a steal with the $50 off voucher giving you savings of over 30% off market prices elsewhere.

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October 2

Deals Summary: Changeable Sunglass Lenses, Cheap Hard-drive, Free Playstation 4 and Much More

Posted by on October 2, 2014 at 8:03 AM

Deals Summary: Changeable Sunglass Lenses, Cheap Hard drive, Free Playstation 4 and Much More

Read below to see a summary of some of the hotter deals available on Buckscoop at the moment. I combined a selection of hot deals to make the search easier and quicker to find those all important money saving tips. This post will feature deals on how to get cheap sunglasses, for example, for the sunnier weather. Or why not consider boosting your computer memory with a cheap new hard-drive, for all those summer photos your going to be taking.

So continue reading and you’ll also see how you can get a new Playstation 4 for free when signing up sign up to Virgin Mobile.

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October 1

Pay Just 5% 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

EDIT [01/10/2014  21:48pm]: Since publishing this post, Microsoft and JB Hi-Fi have changed their offers or removed them completely. I spoke to a support agent on Microsoft’s live chat earlier today who said that there is no specified release date yet for the special edition blue bundle in Australia. EB Games is set to start selling the bundle on the 7th of October though, so perhaps Microsoft will have more information for us about a release date around that time.

 

Pay Just 5% More for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Special Edition Blue Bundle and Get Double the Capacity

Microsoft 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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