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April 2

Stack Woolworths Voucher on Meat with Weekly Specials for Competitive Prices This Easter

Posted by on April 2, 2015 at 12:20 PM

 

Woolworths has issued a 20% off voucher valid on all orders over $40 from the meat section. To maximise your savings, I would recommend stacking the voucher discount with their current specials. By doing so you’ll save on meat even when compared to prices at Aldi, who’s taking the spotlight in retail news as having the potential to end the existing Woolworths/Coles duopoly in the Australian supermarket landscape.

I find that Woolies’ meat products are usually very competitive when on special and are generally reviewed as better quality than those of its biggest competitor, Coles. Also, after the accusation of Coles undermining the Australian beef industry by introducing their own quality standard, I believe many customers have lost their confidence in the actual quality of the meat products which the chain has to offer.

Stack Woolworths Voucher on Meat with Weekly Specials for Competitive Prices This Easter

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April 2

Save Money This Easter with This Thrifty Basket of Ideas

Posted by on April 2, 2015 at 8:02 AM

Easter is a great time for the kids to get out and about and enjoy the religious benchmarks on which our modern society is founded. Yet, don’t be pressured into splurging on presents as if it were Christmas, that’s what the retailers want you to do. In some instances I’ve seen people spend as much money at Easter as they do at Christmas, which is bonkers and irrational as far as I’m concerned. 

Save Money This Easter with This Thrifty Basket of Ideas

If you are looking for more ways to reduce your bill this Easter but still entertain the family with all the regular festivities of the holiday, then the advice which I outline below should help in achieving that goal. Keep the bunny in play without the bank balance getting in the way with these money saving Easter tips.

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April 1

Coles Huge 1st Quarter Loss Spurs a New ‘Innovative Line” of Products

Posted by on April 1, 2015 at 8:36 AM

The Supermarket battle between Coles and Woolies has seen the clash of two grocery giants fight it out continuously for market share. Australians spend $59.45 billion every year within the two stores according to a Roy Morgan Analysis released in February 2014. However, recent scandals have caused Coles to lose significant amounts of business to Woolies.

Coles Huge 1st Quarter Loss Spurs a New ‘Innovative Line” of Products

Coles in September 2014 were banned from advertising fresh bread for three years after court ruled the bread was anything but. They have since been requested by the ACCC to display a corrective notice to all customers, ouch. On top of this Woolies has been applauded by the RSPCA for phasing out caged eggs and meats associated with animal cruelty, again doing heavy damage to Coles’ profit margins. In light of all these recent knocks, Coles has taken the intriguing step of coming up with a new ‘Innovative Line’ of products to try and regain market share. Many of which we suspect will leave customers rather perplexed.

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March 31

PayPal’s Refund Returns Policy Targets Australians Saving You up to $180 on Unwanted Items

Posted by on March 31, 2015 at 8:19 AM

Australian shoppers using PayPal can now have more confidence buying online if the goods they’ve purchased don’t live up to expectations. This service is especially rare because Australia is only the third country in the world to receive it, with Canada and France being the other two.

PayPals Refund Returns Policy Targets Australians Saving You up to $180 on Unwanted Items

Recognised on social media platform by the hashtag #FreeReturnShipping, you basically opt into the service after which you can request a refund via PayPal for any shipping costs up to $45 that are incurred when returning a product to the seller. The total value of $45 can be applied across up to four separate items. PayPal have introduced the policy after their statement that “complicated returns processes are preventing over half of Australian shoppers from embracing online retail.”

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March 28

Dick Smith’s Exceptional Pair Of Ace(r)s Up Its Sleeves

Posted by on March 28, 2015 at 9:06 AM

 

Dick Smiths Exceptional Pair Of Ace(r)s Up Its SleevesThe Earth has rocked our world with his latest BOGOF deal, $199 for two Acer W3-810 32GB Windows 8 tablets with Microsoft Office 365 Personal. He has found this gem in Dick Smith’s latest catalogue, valid until the 6th of April 2015. When compared to MSY’s $199 price tag on one of these tablets, you’ll quickly realise that Dick Smith is not kidding – it’s a genuine Buy-One-Get-One-Free offer. So let’s take a closer look at what you’re actually getting two of and what else is included in this package at DSE.

 

Spoiler alert - You can already start thinking of teaming up with a mate or a relative to grab one of these tablets at $100 a pop, which truly is an epic bargain.

 

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March 27

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

Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 8:44 AM

With Netflix having officially landed in Australia this week, I’m no longer too fussed about the looming winter season. The streaming giant has hit our shores with a bang and I cant wait to delve into their 1120 titles as I wait for my freebies to arrive. So, to keep the good times rolling, we have a bunch of freebies to carry you through the weekend and into next week. 

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

This week we have a selection of the best freebies currently available on Buckscoop. These have been provided courtesy of companies like Amele, Toluna, Google, Coles and WWF so keep reading to find out more.

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March 26

Netflix Australia Arrives Undercutting Stan, Presto, Quickflix and Ezyflix

Posted by on March 26, 2015 at 8:13 AM

Netflix Australia has taken the country by storm, causing all the major streaming services to quiver in their boots. Suspicion littered the media prior to the launch that Australian customers would be let down with a poor content line up, potentially consisting of only two movies: ‘The Castle’ and ‘ Muriel’s Wedding’.

Netflix Australia Arrives Undercutting Stan, Presto, Quickflix and Ezyflix

A Foxtel spokesperson commented yesterday, however, “It’s a stellar line-up – we cant deny that. We assumed that because consumers already own The Castle and Muriel’s Wedding on both VHS and DVD that they wouldn’t want them again. We were wrong.” So if you are seriously considering Netflix Australia, this is what you can really expect from the market leader…

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March 25

Amaysim Arrive Late to 4G Party but Pack a Big Data Punch

Posted by on March 25, 2015 at 8:23 AM

Society is demanding more data, which has become the differentiator within the mobile plan space today. Amaysim have honed in on this and now with the launch of its new 4G connectivity, provided via the Optus network, they are kicking up a storm in the market.

Amaysim Arrive Late to 4G Party but Pack a Big Data Punch

Amaysim turned 4 years old on 24th March 2015 and in celebration chose to release its whopper data plan offering 6GB of data which costs less than many of its larger rivals (e.g. similar plans from Telstra cost $95 vs. Amaysim’s $54.90). To highlight Amaysims ‘slow and steady pace wins the race’ philosophy, they’ve teamed up with Olympic speed skater Steven Bradbury who (by chance) won a Gold medal in 2002. He famously had a poor start but overtook all skaters after they all collided together on the ice in front of him. Amaysim and Bradbury’s partnership makes that point that sometimes arriving late to the party can have the biggest impact of all.

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March 24

10 Easy & Affordable Meals That’ll Blow Your Dinner Guests Away

Posted by on March 24, 2015 at 8:34 AM

I’m a big fan of cooking and feel that we haven’t seen enough in the way of culinary content on the Buckscoop bargain blog recently. In light of this, I’ve decided to compile ten quick and easy recipes to save you both time and money whilst impressing your diners all at the same time. It’s often risky to take a girl/guy out to a restaurant on a date with the intention of presenting a discount voucher upon arrival, as this could make you look cheap. Invite them over for a tasty meal instead that you’ve prepared yourself from scratch and there’s no doubt that your efforts will be viewed in a far more positive light. You’d be surprised at just how simple and cheap this approach can be with the right recipes.

10 Easy & Affordable Meals Thatll Blow Your Dinner Guests Away

Another good reason to strengthen your gastronomic arsenal is due to arrival of the cooler Autumn season, generally a period when many begin to migrate indoors more frequently (with the excuse of catching up on a good TV series or two). A great precursor to any indoor activity often comes in the form of a tasty meal. Thus, the following 10 recipes are my collection of some of the top quick and easy dishes which you can knock together in a matter or minutes, rather than hours. Remember, failing to plan is planning to fail.

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March 23

Building an Emergency Fund in 10 Smart Ways

Posted by on March 23, 2015 at 8:16 AM

Summer is drawing to a close and Autumn is settling in for most of us across Australia. Summer can sometimes bring its additional costs and we all know there is nothing worse than a mechanical breakdown to eat away at our savings pot.

Building an Emergency Fund in 10 Smart Ways

Numerous money saving experts across the globe recommend different remedies for such instances, yet putting those stop losses into place can be difficult. Sound advice from numerous reputable saving experts suggests that an emergency fund of $1,000 should be there just in case, entirely separate from your savings pot. Yes, that number may seem large for some, but here are 10 really simple ways to achieve that level of saving with little to no impact to your existing saving contributions.

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March 22

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – Does Size Matter?

Posted by on March 22, 2015 at 9:10 AM

In the UK, sales of single serving wine bottles are on the rise as more and more people are becoming conscious of their alcohol intake, according to a recent article. The recommended maximum consumption is on average 3 units a day for both men and women, which is less than a third of a 750ml bottle of wine typically containing 10 units. Although prices are not reduced in proportion to the amount of wine you’ll get when purchasing a mini bottle, Brits don’t seem to mind paying for the help in restraint.

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   Does Size Matter?

 

But will the trend follow in Australia? Based on last years statistics, alcohol consumption is already declining. So perhaps mini bottles are something retailers should put more focus on. Despite more and more quality wine becoming available in 187ml bottles, bottle-O’s prefer to stock the more common 200ml quantities of sparkling wines. Sparkling or still, either of the two are within the limits of the above mentioned recommended 3 units per day, which actually equates to 225ml of a standard 13.5% ABV wine.

 

Amongst Marks & Spencer’s best selling mini wines is actually an Australian red, so we shouldn’t have any problems getting our hands on some tiny bottles of quality quaff. As with everything else, the general rule of “buying bulk saves money” applies to wine as well. But let’s have a look at the price health conscious consumers must pay when opting for a quarter bottle instead of a full one. Or perhaps more importantly, where should you be heading to find the best deals?

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March 20

Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Winter Whilst Saving Money

Posted by on March 20, 2015 at 8:43 PM

Winter is coming. As our climate starts to cool there are a range of things we as Australians can do to help prepare our gardens for the colder seasons whilst saving money. As the colours begin to drain from the foliage around the country, it’s a great time to get ahead of the curve to save yourself time and money before next spring. 

Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Winter Whilst Saving Money

Any seasoned gardener will know that it doesn’t all stop come the end of summer, as there is plenty to do in Autumn to ensure your garden is ready to settle down for winter. All garden-proud Australians who love to save money and still have a fantastic looking garden all year round, should definitely find the following tips very useful.

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March 19

Exclusive Buckscoop Discount plus Free Shipping on Bosky’s Eco-friendly Sunnglasses & Snow Goggles

Posted by on March 19, 2015 at 8:04 AM

Buckscoop is happy to announce yet another exclusive offer given to us by an up and coming, trend setting brand known as Bosky. It’s always our aim to seek out unique offers for our fellow bargain hunters, but we feel especially good about this one. Not only is this a company with great taste in design, but also one with a Mother Nature centric business model.

 Exclusive Buckscoop Discount plus Free Shipping on Boskys Eco friendly Sunnglasses & Snow Goggles

Across their range of dynamic, funky looking snow goggles and sunglasses lies a contemporary undertone linked to each of their products. Be it sustainable wood, hemp or bio-plastics, these guys are making a stir in the industry. But don’t just take it from us, as a number of international celebrity athletes can already be seen donning their gear representing the ‘looking good, living green’ mantra.

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March 17

Advice on How to Avoid Overspending on Groceries While Eating Healthier at the Same Time

Posted by on March 17, 2015 at 8:08 AM

Throughout my time here at Buckscoop, I have written a number of posts on the topic of grocery shopping. I myself like to cook, so it could be partially linked to that, but also I believe that food brings a family together, so why not do that without breaking the bank. Shopping is something we all have to do and supermarkets know this. There’s plenty of advice available online to take advantage of which can speed up and increase the value of our weekly / monthly shops, while allowing us to make significant savings at the same time.

 

Advice on How to Avoid Overspending on Groceries While Eating Healthier at the Same Time

Awareness is the key in applying yourself to reduce your costs in an effort to increase the healthy produce you eat. Without certain knowledge and awareness, this could be very tricky. Extreme coupon utilisation might be a hassle for some, but whether you’re somebody who’s less inclined to use coupon discounts or someone who doesn’t mind, the following tips will definitely improve your buying strategy whilst cutting your grocery bills at the same time.

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March 15

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – Pleasurable Pinks

Posted by on March 15, 2015 at 9:02 AM

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   Pleasurable Pinks

Red and white wines seem to be the centre of attention not only at wine-shows, but within the comfort of your home and amongst friends as well. There are occasions where we’ll bring out the good old sparkling no matter the colour, but have we forgotten all about rosés? Is there anything wrong with pink wine? The answer is no. Nothing wrong at all. In fact, wines started off being pink in colour as earlier reds were closer in appearance to rosés due to the winemaking techniques used back then versus today.

The biggest advantage of rosés over any reds or whites is actually their quality to price ratio. You can get a premium quality rosé for a retail price of under $15 a bottle at any given time. It’s also important to note here that there are no cellared versions of pink wine, because they’re recommended for consumption within a year or two of their vintage.

 

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   Pleasurable PinksSadly, at many of our online retail stores, rosés aren’t assigned their own category and are instead often misplaced under red wine varieties. Both First Choice Liquor and Vintage Cellars were kind enough to create a category, called “Think Pink” – listing 20 some rosé wines mainly from Australia.

However, if you want an introduction to Australian rosés, I would recommend that you to try the Rosé Mix at Cellarmasters. This case of a dozen includes a good selection of 2014 vintages – all brightly coloured, fresh and crisp examples of locally produced, quality rosés for $131.88 ($11 a bottle). This weekend, you’ll actually get an extra 13% off the price and free shipping at Cellarmasters using their voucher code.

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