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April 16

Does Vodafone’s Double Data Promo Make Getting The Galaxy S5 On Contract Worthwhile?

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 8:21 AM

If you’re looking at Vodafone plans that come with the Samsung Galaxy S5, their recent announcement of a double data promo on certain contracts may help sway your decision on which one to go for. This is available on all plans from $60/month and up for the duration of the 24 month contract at no additional cost, giving you a minimum of 3GB of data per month.

Does Vodafones Double Data Promo Make Getting The Galaxy S5 On Contract Worthwhile?Let’s just cut to the chase and start with the more fitting plans for the S5. Both the $60 and $65 ones at Vodafone offer great value with unlimited calls and SMSs, plus double the usual 1.5GB of data (to 3GB/month) if you sign up before the 1st of July this year. The handset itself will cost you an extra $14 monthly, which works out at an additional cost of $336 over the 24 month contract lifespan.

With the $60 plan you get infinite calls to Vodafone numbers, plus $700 worth of calls to other networks – which based on whistleout’s calculation is equivalent to 600 minutes of calls/month. Meanwhile with the $65 plan your calls have no network restrictions. On this basis, I’d suggest that unless the majority of your business or personal contacts are on other networks, you’re better off saving $5 per month by opting for the $60 plan. This avoids unnecessarily spending an extra $120 over the contract duration.


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April 15

H&M Arrives in Oz – A Welcome For Consumers But A Warning For Competitors

Posted by on April 15, 2014 at 7:36 AM

H&M Arrives in Oz – A Welcome For Consumers But A Warning For CompetitorsAfter over a year of speculation and anticipation, the famous Swedish H&M fashion brand has opened its first doors in Australia. A well received launch in Melbourne this month has led to the promise of more stores opening soon, with Sydney likely to see the second store launch before the end of April. Their website will, however, offer their clothing deals and range nationwide, although at this stage it only offers browsing.

If the grand launch of their first store as well as the strength of their global brand is anything to go by, existing retailers in Australia should have good reason to be worried. H&M arrive with a strong reputation for putting consumers as their first and foremost concern; something that far too many local fashion and clothes retailers have perhaps put aside in favour of profits. With more international stores looking to break into the Australian market it is crucial that these retailers meet the challenge of the arrival of H&M fast or otherwise face the prospect of losing customers forever.    Read the rest of this entry »

April 12

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Posted by on April 12, 2014 at 8:19 AM

This week’s hottest deals feature an eclectic mix of deals from heaps of Quantas bonus points to top notch noise cancelling earphones and an erotic massager – all at fantastically discounted prices. With the Easter weekend coming up, it is also a good time to take advantage of a fabulous wine bundle from WineMarket.


5) 50% off Namaste Serenity erotic massager at Wild SecretsHottest Deals Of The Week

The list kicks off with something a little bit naughty; this Namaste Serenity massager by California Exotic is on sale at Wild Secrets for $29.90 inclusive of delivery charges. Wild Secrets have a discrete billing and delivery policy so you don’t have to worry about a thing. The massager is ergonomically shaped and has 8 different settings.

4) Get 10,000 bonus Qantas points when you open a BankWest Qantas Transaction account

Hottest Deals Of The Week

The next deal comes to you from BankWest which has an on-going promotion that allows you to get 10,000 Quantas points when you open a Bankwest Qantas Transaction Account before 31 May 2014. There are no monthly fees if you are able to meet a minimum monthly deposit- check out the post for more details.    Read the rest of this entry »

April 11

Join In The Hunt For Deals This Easter Season

Posted by on April 11, 2014 at 8:14 AM

With Easter Sunday right around the corner, most supermarket chains are stepping it up with discounts on Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies and the like. I’ve scanned through offers at some of the major chains like Coles, Woolworths, IGA and Aldi and put together a list of the best buys.


Start Your Easter Egg Hunt At Coles

Join In The Hunt For Deals This Easter SeasonEaster is all about sending the kiddes on an Easter egg hunt and your search for the best deals on these babies should take you directly to Coles. Lindor Easter Egg Minis are going at $1 for 100g, making it the best price I’ve come across.

Coles also has fantastic prices on Cadbury mini egg bags which are going at 2 for $5. These come in a variety of flavours such as strawberry, turkish delight and white chocolate.


Join In The Hunt For Deals This Easter SeasonJoin In The Hunt For Deals This Easter Season

To top off these ‘eggtastic’ deals, Coles also has a 2 for $15 promotion on gift packs , you can choose from the Caramello Egg Gift Box,Marvellous Creations Gift Pack and the Cadbury Favourite Eggs Gift Pack among others.   Read the rest of this entry »

April 10

Get 5% Off Emirates Flights and Hundreds of Other Coupon Discounts Across Local and Online Retailers

Posted by on April 10, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Get your hands on one of a kind coupon discounts with this year’s Entertainment Book, including 5% off Emirates flights. Great news for fellow bargain hunters, as finding this level of discount on Emirates tickets outside of their own sales is usually hard to come by. Also, the collection of other vouchers featured in this book (covering all areas such as travel, retail, leisure, dining, etc.), will potentially save you hundreds of dollars on your shopping during the course of the year too.


Unique savings

Although you have to pay for this book, becoming a member is definitely worth it. The most intriguing vouchers on the list are without a doubt the ones giving you unique discounts which you cannot get any other way. For example what caught my interest is the latest Emirates promo code, giving you 5% discount on flights to Europe.

Get 5% Off Emirates Flights and Hundreds of Other Coupon Discounts Across Local and Online Retailers

To redeem this offer, you’ll have to apply the promo code when booking, then show your Entertainment membership card at check-in to validate the discount. 5% off Emirates flights isn’t easy to come by, the most you would generally get out of an Emirates promotion is around 1-2% off, mainly via cash-back offers. I know some of you might think that you can get these savings using your frequent flyer points (aka. Emirates Skywards points), but in this case you do not need to fly thousand of miles (costing you thousand of dollars). I’d also like to point out that 5% off a round-trip ticket to Europe from a high-end airline such as Emirates should easily save you more than enough to cover your annual Entertainment membership. In this instance, you’re basically getting all remaining coupons at zero cost.

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April 9

Free Delivery On Men’s Winter Clothing

Posted by on April 9, 2014 at 8:13 AM

As the weather begins to change and the colder months are starting to creep in, it’s a great time to look at our cousins over the ocean for some discounted winter gear as they try to shift stock for the approaching summer. These offers can be even more enticing when you can capitalise on free delivery as well. Read on to see some of the deals on out there!

1. Asos

Free Delivery On Mens Winter ClothingAsos is a favourite around here, because they just have a constant stream of deals and discounts, which we can’t help loving.

Because the other side of the world is going into their long awaited spring, you’ll see loads of winter gear coming up for sale on their site now, and it has up to 70% off, so the potential for finding a great bargain is particularly high right now.

As an example, the ASOS Bomber In Jersey With Textured Fabric And Contrast Sleeves was $58.34 now $35.00 - not quite 70% off, but it’s still pretty good.

Another superb buy is the super stylish ASOS Slim Fit Waistcoat in 100% Wool Check reduced from $68.06

Now $20.42 or the (rather sexy looking, I might add) ASOS Slim Fit Waistcoat In Charcoal, less of a saving at $42.78 down to $21.39, but still a great price.

There’s also a 10% Asos Promo Code that works on sale items and should give you another few dollars off your order.

You can get it shipped to you anywhere in Australia in 5 – 7 days, or if you’re spending over $125 – which would fill out your wardrobe nicely – you can get it free on express delivery.    Read the rest of this entry »

April 5

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Posted by on April 5, 2014 at 7:56 AM

It’s a special week for the techies on account of some great deals Samsung tablets, PS3 controllers and more. If you’ve been bitten by the travel bug, stay tuned as well because there’s a fabulous deal that is perfect for the wanderlusting folk. There is also a sexy fashion deal for all you fashionistas too. So here we go counting down this week’s hottest deals on Buckscoop.


Hottest Deals Of The Week

5) Linah bodycon mini dress is $8.87 with free delivery at Missguided

Kicking off this week’s deal is an offer from Missguided which is selling Linah bodycon mini dresses for just $8.87 with free shipping. It is available in a couple of different colours but sizes are running out fast so make your purchase soon!


4) SplitFish FragFX Evolution & SplitFish FragFX Pro for $9 each at Big W

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Next up is a scorcher of an offer from Big W which has SplitFish FragFX Evolution and SplitFish FragFX Pro for $9 each. These are PS3/PC controllers and with all the heat this deal has been getting, it seems like a pretty good deal. There is no additional charge if you purchase online and collect in-store. Alternatively you can have it delivered for a total spend of just $14.    Read the rest of this entry »

April 3 A Rising Star Among Online Retailers

Posted by on April 3, 2014 at 8:14 AM

It may be a relative newcomer to the scene, but online fashion retailer has quickly established itself as one of the top names around for affordable online fashion. Since launching in the UK in 2006, has expanded rapidly and it now has a presence in many markets around the world, Australia included.

Just what has made it so successful? As you might expect, there’s no simple answer to that question – if there was, everyone would be doing it. But it’s clearly doing something right, so let’s take a closer look at how works, and what it has to offer.

Variety A Rising Star Among Online Retailers

The beauty of an online store as compared to the bricks and mortar variety is that you don’t have a limited floor space that your wares have to fit into, and so there’s scope to carry not just a wider range of merchandise, but also a wider range of size, style and colour options within those ranges. Read the rest of this entry »

April 2

50% Off Steals At The ASOS Sale

Posted by on April 2, 2014 at 7:39 AM

50% Off Steals At The ASOS Sale

ASOS is having a mega sale with items going at up to 50% off. This discount slashes the prices across a whole range of items from shoes and dresses to bags, accessories, shirts and more. The  ASOS mid- season sale is definitely one to look out for; because of the prices, the sheer variety of items available and the fact that they keep sweetening the deal with promotional codes to bring those prices even lower.


Cherry On The Top

Like I mentioned the cherry on the top are the additional promo codes that bring the sale prices even lower. Currently there are two active promo codes; both are applicable to selected sale items. There is one for 15% off and another for 10% off. I’d suggest trying your luck with the 15% off code first and if it doesn’t work, give the 10% a shot. The 15% off promo code has worked on all the items featured in this post and all prices are after this additional 15% discount. As always, ASOS offers free shipping on all orders with no minimum spend necessary.    Read the rest of this entry »

March 30

Sydney Royal Easter Show Preview

Posted by on March 30, 2014 at 8:34 AM

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is almost upon us, and organisers are expecting around a million people to descend on Sydney Showground for the two-week extravaganza starting on 10 April.

Want to know more about this Australian institution and find out how to get the best deals on tickets? Read on as we reveal all.Sydney Royal Easter Show Preview

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March 29

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Posted by on March 29, 2014 at 9:03 AM

This week’s hottest list has some great fashion finds, gaming deals and the chance to get some awesomely discounted tickets to the Sydney Royal Easter Show. This is also your last chance to pick up a case of wine at a mega discount. So stay tuned for this week’s hottest deals on Buckscoop.


5) Stack Hallensteins Promos To Get A 100% NZ Merino Wool Jumper + 4 Other Items At $52.39Hottest Deals Of The Week

The first item on the list comes to you from Hallensteins where you can get a 100% pure NZ merino wool jumper for $14.40 with a promo code. This promo code can used on sale items and can be stacked with an existing offer for free shipping with a minimum spend of $50. Check out the post for how you can get a 100% merino woollen jumper, cardigan, thongs, board shorts and a raglan shirt all for just $52.39 with free shipping.


4) 40% Off Converse Chuck Taylor Hi’s – $54 delivered at Styletread

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Styletread has 40% off a range of items including Converse Chuck Taylor Hi’s. It’s a classic shoe that typically retails for around $90, so getting it at $54 delivered from Styletread is quite the steal.    Read the rest of this entry »

March 28

Telco Pricing Available For The New Samsung Galaxy S5

Posted by on March 28, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Telco Pricing Available For The New Samsung Galaxy S5This is a follow up to the Galaxy S5 post that I did a couple of weeks ago giving Buckscoopers a run-down of everything they needed to know about Samsung’s latest flagship phone. I’d mentioned which telco’s were going to be selling this handset upon its release in Australia but I didn’t have any information about pricing.

Now that the Galaxy 5′s official Australian release has taken place (in Sydney on the 26th March) we know what prices to expect from the various Telco’s. And as hinted towards in my previous post, it’s not cheap!


Vodafone’s cheapest option to get a Galaxy S5 is to go for their $30 plan. This will give you $200 of calls and texts and 200MB of data. The handset itself will cost you an extra $28 per month and that’s on a 24-month contract. There’s no shortage of plans to choose from at Vodafone so rather than list them all here, I’ve included a link to who provide a good overview of them all. Look out for Vodafone’s current “double-data” promo happening at the moment, which many of these contracts fall under.

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March 27

Five Common Sense Ways To Save Money On Your Flight Bookings

Posted by on March 27, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Ever found yourself frustrated at the high cost of a ticket when sitting down in front of your computer to book a flight? Most people think it’s only those frequent flyers with their “fingers on the pulse” who are able to find the best deals on flights. In reality though, there are a couple of things which anyone can do to help ensure you save money when making a booking.

Here are five common sense ways to help you get a better deal the next time you plan on purchasing a flight ticket to somewhere. Keeping these five points in mind ahead of time is all you’ll need.



1. It pays to carefully consider how close your departure date is

Five Common Sense Ways To Save Money On Your Flight BookingsAirlines are known to push up flight prices the closer it gets to departure, thus it makes sense to avoid leaving your booking too late. However, if you’re brave enough to wait right until the last minute (or assuming your travel plans are less rigid) airlines sometimes announce big discounts 24 – 72 hours ahead of scheduled departures to get rid of any remaining unsold seats onboard.

It’s worth pointing out that booking too far in advance can also end up costing you more though. Airlines don’t normally start offering discounts on flights until about one to three months before of their departure. Therefore, by booking four months or more in advance you risk actually paying more than you would if you simply applied a bit of patience.  So as you can see, timing is a key aspect to getting the best price on your ticket purchases.    Read the rest of this entry »

March 26

Top Picks For Prepaid Mobile Deals

Posted by on March 26, 2014 at 8:12 AM

I spent a little bit of time over the weekend pitting some prepaid mobile deal against each other and trying to figure out if I should make the switch to 4G. 4G of course brings the promise of faster internet and enhanced connectivity. Those are incredibly seductive words for anyone with a smart phone.

If you are in the market for a new prepaid mobile plan then you are in luck, because there are a bunch of brand spanking new deals designed to lure in fresh meat. In making a decision about which plan you want to go for, you should keep a couple of things in mind such as how much you are able to pay monthly, what your data usage is like and whether or not extra speed is a priority.


Big On Data, Low On Price

If you are one of those people that spends every waking second connected to the internet whether its tweeting, updating your status Top Picks For Prepaid Mobile Dealson Facebook or an 8 hour marathon of guilty dog clips on YouTube; you need a plan with tons of data.

Hello Mobile is currently offering 50% off the first month on their Unlimited 40 plan which comes with a whopping 4GB of data. Instead of the usual $39.90 you can now pay just $19.95 for one month of unlimited calls, messages and all that data. There is an active deal with more details on this Hello Mobile 50% off offer, so do check it out. Act fast because the deal is only valid until 30th March. Once your free month is up, Hello Mobile will cost you $39.90 per month for unlimited calls and SMS and 4GB of data. Hello Mobile operates off Vodafone’s 3G network.    Read the rest of this entry »

March 24

Winter Offers At Hallenstein Brothers

Posted by on March 24, 2014 at 8:17 AM

Hallenstein Brothers are keen for your business at the moment with a hand full of different offers for you to choose and benefit from as you prepare for the cooler weather that will be here soon.

1/2 Price on Denim and ChinosWinter Offers At Hallenstein Brothers

The big headliner on the website right now is for denim and chinos, where you can buy them for half price. That means that you can buy a great new pair of trousers to cover those knees this winter from $27 to $31.50. There’s more than 80 different colours and styles to choose from, so I can’t imagine you not finding something that fits, so to speak. 

2 for $72 Sweats

Winter Offers At Hallenstein Brothers When you’re all dressed from the waist down you need sometime to keep you warm up top too, and Hallenstein Brothers have you covered for that as well – 2 sweats for $72.

Actually the offer includes trackie bottoms too, so if you’re wanting to get snug in the cooler weather, you can grab a set for $72, or have an alternating set of tops. Whatever works.

From $44.99 to $53.99 for individual items you’re going to be saving a minimum of $17.98 if you buy two.

Hallenstein Brothers Outlet

Hallenstein Brothers Outlet sees them clearing out their summer stock with prices from $0.90 for sunglasses, t-shirts from $4.50, and board shorts for the same.

There are over 260 items in this sale section, with all but two coming in well under $30, so if you’re not fussed about being seen in this season’s togs, you can get a jump start on next Spring’s wardrobe for very little money.

Hallensteins offer free delivery in Australia on orders over $50, but if your total comes to less than that, it’s $10.

If your order is near the $40 mark it’s worth considering buying a little more to get a bit more for the same money!