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August 22

Deals Direct’s 10th Birthday Sale Reveals Some Familiar Bargains For Buckscoopers

Posted by on August 22, 2014 at 8:03 AM

Deals Directs 10th Birthday Sale Reveals Some Familiar Bargains For Buckscoopers

Yesterday, Deals Direct launched their 10th Birthday sale which runs from the 20th to the 29th of August 2013. For me, this promotion has a bit of a kids birthday party feel to it with its “free mystery gift with every purchase” offer as well as a hide-n-seek type game where each day you can win a prize by figuring out where Gazza the Elf is hiding on their website.

However, when it comes to the various discounts on offer, Deals Direct appear to be taking things a lot more seriously. Coincidentally, we’re actually seeing a number of previous Buckscoop deals on their products resurfacing within this latest birthday sales catalogue of selected items. So for any of you who have have missed out on these in the past, here’s your second chance to pick up a bargain.


You’ll find that the majority of deals revolve around furniture, cupboards, bathroom cabinets and kid’s table and chair sets ranging in prices from $37 up to 140 (according to deal poster “vikk”). What makes quite a few of them particularly good is the $2 shipping cap which has also been applied.

I’ve tried to to figure out what sort of free gift Deals Direct is offering with every purchase, although despite a bit of digging around online, I wasn’t able to get any more information on this. If I do though, I’ll share it in the comments section below.    Read the rest of this entry »

August 21

eHarmony’s 53% Off Promotional Code Gives You Double The Time To Find Your Perfect Match

Posted by on August 21, 2014 at 8:25 AM

eHarmonys 53% Off Promotional Code Gives You Double The Time To Find Your Perfect MatchIf you’re somebody serious about finding a life partner online, then probably two of the most important considerations that you should make are: (A) which online platform has the most single women/men and (B) how much will it cost. If you’ve found yourself asking these questions, then I suggest you consider eHarmony.

Not only do they have the second highest number of members across Australian dating sites, but something else which is a bit closer to home from a Buckscoop perspective, is that they’ve also released a 53% off promo code. Essentially, what this code does is drop the cost of their 6 month membership (Popular Choice plan) down to the same as their 3 month option (the Best Starter plan). Or another way to look at it is that you’ll be getting double the length of time towards your quest to find love.    Read the rest of this entry »

August 19

Comparison of Outdoor Clothing Retailer Memberships – Kathmandu vs Mountain Designs vs Anaconda

Posted by on August 19, 2014 at 7:43 AM

For anyone whose wardrobe features outdoor clothing, this post is for you. I’ll be taking a look at the various customer membership programs across three of the largest outdoor clothing/equipment retailers in Australia (Kathmandu, Mountain Designs and Anaconda) to uncover the real value behind their club memberships. Most importantly, figuring out whether or not they’re actually worth your time and money.



Cost:  $10 one off payment.
Benefits:  10% off all full priced items and 20% off full priced Kathmandu gear.
Rewards Program:  $20 gift voucher for every $500 spent.

Comparison of Outdoor Clothing Retailer Memberships   Kathmandu vs Mountain Designs vs AnacondaKathmandu customers have the option of joining their “Summit Club” where membership will cost you a one-off payment of $10. This used to be an annual subscription but they’ve scrapped it for the more favourable one-time-only signup fee instead. Once a member, you’ll get 10% off full priced items year round along with 20% off full priced Kathmandu merchandise as well.

You’ll also receive access to exclusive Summit Club member sales and promotions. For example, right now they’re running a 50% off promo on selected fleece, jackets and kids’ gear until the 27th of August 2014. On top of this, for every $500 spent members will also receive a $20 gift voucher to be used on their next purchase. A Summit Club membership card, which members receive when signing up, allows Kathmandu to keep track of your spending in this regard.    Read the rest of this entry »

August 17

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Posted by on August 17, 2014 at 8:07 AM

Clothing deals are back on the hot list this week taking up 2 spots on the list. There are also some staple favourites like promotional prices on wine and sporting gear. Rounding up the list is one for the gamers, with a great price on headphones.


5) 70% sale at Saba (ends Monday!) – Get jeans for $49, Hottest Deals Of The Weekdresses for $99

There is a massive 70%  off sale going on at Saba at the moment. There is a range of items up for grabs from women’s tops, jeans and dresses, to men’s jackets, tees, ties and more. Sizes are selling out fast and the sale will come to an end on midnight this Monday, so you need to make all your purchases over the weekend preferrably.


4) Adidas Adizero F50 3 women’s running shoes are $50 with free post at Amart Sports

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Amart Sports have these Adidas Adizero F50 3 women’s running shoes going at $50 with free shipping. It is only available in this one colour but most sizes are still in stock.

A word of caution though- according to the deal poster, Amart Sports ran out of stock the last time they had this promotion on where many customers who had placed orders online were left waiting for a refund or new stock to come in.     Read the rest of this entry »

August 16

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals: Father’s Day Wine Gift With A Twist

Posted by on August 16, 2014 at 8:08 AM

There are still three weeks left to find the ideal gift for Father’s Day, so no excuses for having to grab something last minute or worrying about whether or not your order will arrive on time. Wine is always a classic option, so I’ve put together a few ideas on how to make this gift a bit more special than usual for this Father’s Day.

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals: Father’s Day Wine Gift With A Twist

Firstly, it’s important to get a good quality wine. You do not have to be an expert, however, as there are a few simple ways to identify a quality red or white. Besides the obvious giveaways such as established cellars and good ratings, I would also recommend that you choose a grape variety typical of the region. The climate, soil and topography plays a big part in each grape’s (= future wine’s) quality. Here’s a list of some popular varieties and in which regions they grow best:

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August 15

What Deals To Look Out For In Dick Smith’s 20% Off Sale On eBay This Weekend

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

What Deals To Look Out For In Dick Smiths 20% Off Sale On eBay This WeekendOver the past month, we’ve seen some great bargains appearing from popular online retailers via their eBay store pages. These previous promos have included offers like free shipping at Catch of the Day, as well as 20% off selected items from Kogan and Dick Smith. This weekend, it looks as though Dick Smith will be running yet another 20% off sale starting Sunday 17th through to Thursday 21st August.

They are yet to release the 20% off code, which historically only tends to come out just before the promo kicks off. However, it’s worth knowing ahead of time which items are either currently offering good value or were heavily discounted during previous sales. This way, when you receive the 20% off code you’ll have a fairly good idea of exactly where to look for the top deals giving you an advantage over the rest of the crowds.

To help you prepare for this, I’ll share some of the previous bargains found in DSE’s eBay sale at the beginning of August.    Read the rest of this entry »

August 13

Disney’s Captain America, Maleficent and Muppets Most Wanted Pre-Order Releases Delayed By Amazon Dispute

Posted by on August 13, 2014 at 7:55 AM

Disneys Captain America, Maleficent and Muppets Most Wanted Pre Order Releases Delayed By Amazon Dispute  While Amazon’s previous dispute with book publisher Hachette still remains unresolved, halting the sales of many books including J.K. Rowling’s “The Silkworm”, now we find the same happening to many of Disney’s latest Blu-Ray and DVD releases. Amazon, who has a massive global customer following in its favour, seems to be quite clear on its tactics surrounding these matters – disagree with us and we’ll stop selling your products.

The company is not only becoming a subject of frustration to many online shoppers, but also a threat to several companies who generate significant volumes of sales through the online giant.


As details of Amazon’s dispute with Disney begin to emerge, you will see that titles such as Captain America, Maleficent, Muppets Most Wanted, and the highly anticipated pre-order of Guardians of the Galaxy are no longer available via their website.

There’s nothing to panic about for us Aussies though, unless you use Amazon as your primary source for buying things online. Considering that our intention here at Buckscoop is to help you find the best bargains, let’s take a look at where to go to get the best buys locally on the above mentioned Disney titles.    Read the rest of this entry »

August 12

Decent Discounts Available When Paying Via Paypal Using Coupon Codes At Top Fashion Retailers

Posted by on August 12, 2014 at 8:09 AM

Decent Discounts Available When Paying Via Paypal Using Coupon Codes At Top Fashion RetailersPaypal seem to be doing a big promotional push this month to get new customers on board, as a bunch of coupon codes specific to paying via Paypal have appeared on the websites of well known online fashion retailer’s. The majority of these codes appear to exclude sale items. However, considering the selection of stores they apply to, it’s an opportune time to top up your wardrobe with plenty of variety on offer at reasonable discount levels (given the current availability of active coupon, voucher, and promo codes).

I’ve compiled a list of these Paypal coupons as well as some examples of where you can get the best value for your money when using them. If you don’t already have a Paypal account, it’s fairly quick and easy to setup and won’t cost you a thing (click here to signup).


List Of Fashion Retailer Paypal Codes

1.  General Pants Co discount code - 20% off on purchases of $100 or more.

2.  The Iconic coupon code – $30 off on purchases of $99 or more.

3.  Jeanswest coupon code – 20% off sitewide with no minimum spend threshold.

4.  Sunglass Hut promo code - 20% off full priced items with no minimum spend threshold.

5.  Showpo promo code – 20% off when you spend $50 or more.

6.  Ozsale voucher code - Up to 80% off G-Star items (no code required).

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August 10

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Posted by on August 10, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Over the past couple of week’s the hotlist has been dominated by fashion deals with mega sales at many clothing outlets. This week, it seems to be one for the boys with a list stacked with deals on games, electronics and even a deal on some Gillette Mach 3 Turbos. There is however one deal specifically for shoes… and nothing makes a woman happier than new shoes (and possibly chocolate!)


5) Jamiesons Run Shiraz – $110 delivered at WineMarket

Hottest Deals Of The Week

It’s always nice to kick of a hotlist with some booze and WineMarket are back again with their hot, hot vouchers. This time you can get $10 off your order until Monday 12pm AEST when the voucher expires. One of the best picks is getting a dozen bottles of Jamiesons Run Shiraz for $110 delivered – that works out at $9 a bottle!



Hottest Deals Of The Week

4) Stack Woolies specials + promo code + free delivery on weekend orders

Next up its off to Woollies where you can stack promotions for extra savings this weekend. There are two promotional codes available, the first gets you a 10% discount on online orders over $150 and the other – $10 off your first order. Both are for Woolworths Online. For the best savings, you can apply these promotional codes to items that are one sale – check out the Woolies catalogue for a full listing. To sweeten the deal, Woolies is also throwing in free delivery on all orders over $30. Time to pick up that chocolate!    Read the rest of this entry »

August 9

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals: Penfolds Hot Vintec Promo Keeps Your Wine Chilled

Posted by on August 9, 2014 at 8:12 AM

We wine lovers all got a bit (over) excited about Penfolds’ promo in July, offering a Vintec wine cabinet at over 50% off current market prices (with savings of over $300) when purchasing 6 bottles of their Bin Series or Luxury wines. These savings more than made up for the fact that the deal was intended only for the very patient, as you were expected to allow up to 16 weeks for delivery on the wine cabinet.

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals: Penfolds Hot Vintec Promo Keeps Your Wine Chilled

However, if for some reason you missed out on this promotion but did happen to buy any of the wines listed in the comment section of this deal during July, then there is good news in store. Start looking for your receipt as claims can be still submitted until the 14th of August 2014 to get the 35 bottle Vintec cabinet for $255 with delivery.


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August 8

Be One Of The Lucky 30 in Digital Camera Warehouse’s “Sony A5000 Kit For $1″ Deal in Sydney This Saturday

Posted by on August 8, 2014 at 8:02 AM

If you haven’t already heard, there’s a killer deal happening over at Digital Camera Warehouse (DCW) in Sydney tomorrow, Saturday 9th August 2014. Basically they’re allowing the first 30 customers who walk into their store between 9am and 5pm with any old DSLR body to exchange it for a new Sony A5000 DSLR camera at a cost of only $1. Yes that’s correct, just $1.

You can probably bank on the fact that plenty of photographic enthusiasts out there will be clambering to take up this once-of-a-kind offer over the weekend. The screenshot below of a Facebook post that DCW put up yesterday certainly seems to back this assumption:

Be One Of The Lucky 30 in Digital Camera Warehouses Sony A5000 Kit For $1 Deal in Sydney This Saturday


Despite this offer happening in their Brisbane and Melbourne stores too, I thought I’d post a quick guide for those Buckscoopers a bit closer to home in Sydney around exactly how to prepare for it to help maximise your chances locally of being one of the lucky first 30 customers.    Read the rest of this entry »

August 7

Neverland Store – Another Of Lance “Buddy” Franklin’s Success Stories

Posted by on August 7, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Neverland Store   Another Of Lance Buddy Franklin’s Success StoriesDoes everything Buddy Franklin touches turns to gold? Besides his blooming football career, his fashion label Nena & Pasadena became one of the Aussie statement labels and is now sold by retailers such as Neverland Store, The Iconic, SurfStitch, City Beach, etc. both online and in stores across the country.

Neverland Store not only sells Franklin’s Nena and Pasadena line, it is also partially owned by the footballer. Their stock consists of other Australian and international brands too like Kiss Chacey, Sushi Radio, Overcooked, Industrie, Windsor Smith and Superdy. You can buy any of these styles covering everything from high-end boutique fashion items to relaxed street wear at their physical store located in Chapel St., Victoria or online.


Neverland Store   Another Of Lance Buddy Franklin’s Success StoriesDuring sales you can get anywhere between 30% and 70% off these brands and delivery is free on all orders within Australia. Looking at Nena and Pasadena items currently on sale at Neverland Store, beanies are going for $17.97 each, hoodies for $39.98 as well as a large selection of printed tees for 30-40 bucks a pop.

The best deal however, was the one I found on the Trooper Cargo Track Pants for $39.97 with free delivery (available in sizes 30 to 36). These exact same pants are going for $79.99 at SurfStitch.    Read the rest of this entry »

August 6

Avoid Last Minute Panic Spending With These Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted by on August 6, 2014 at 8:13 AM

With Father’s Day being a little over a month away, it’s not a bad idea to start thinking about what to get dear old dad before the inevitable last minute buying spree creeps up on us – generally resulting in panicked overspending. In an effort to avoid all of this, here’s a quick run through of a variety of deals on Buckscoop to suit a number of different types of dads.


For The Wine Loving Dad 

Avoid Last Minute Panic Spending With These Fathers Day Gift IdeasIf your dad’s a red wine drinker, you can’t go wrong with this bargain offer from First Choice Liquor on their Premium Regions Cabernet bundle. The case of six includes three bottles Sisters Run Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon and another three bottles of Bleasdale Grapepickers Cabernet for a total cost of $59 (add $6.95 for delivery).

By comparison, both of these winery’s wines are priced at around $20 a bottle over at Vintage Cellars and Liquorland – not to mention First Choice themselves if you were to buy these wines outside of the bundle. Just so that you’re aware, should you decide to go for two bundles then they’ll also throw in free shipping.


For The Outdoors Dad

Avoid Last Minute Panic Spending With These Fathers Day Gift IdeasKathmandu have been running an up to 70% off sale for the past week or so which has received a lot of attention online. This is primarily due to the fact that the current levels of discounts mean you’ll be paying well below the usual hefty list prices of their merchandise both online and in-store.

One particularly good offer right now is on this Peyto men’s jacket which has been discounted from a dizzying $349 down to just $49. At this price however, you’ll probably have to act very quickly since getting a Kathmandu jacket for this cheap doesn’t happen too often. If you wanted to get something else small to add to it, they also have a number of items on sale at under $10 including longs sleeve tops, polypro clothing, hats and gloves.    Read the rest of this entry »

August 3

Hottest Deals Of The Week

Posted by on August 3, 2014 at 1:01 PM

There are some familiar faces on this week’s list of hottest deals, with last week’s champion snatching top spot once again. It’s a pretty eclectic mix with interesting deals that don’t come a round very often. So sit up and take notice as we countdown the five best picks of the week.


5) Get the $30 Vodafone Prepaid Cap Starter Kit for over Hottest Deals Of The Week50% off at Coles

We kick off this week’s list at Coles where you can get the $30 Vodafone Prepaid Cap Starter Kit for $9. That’s more than 50% off the usual $30 price tag. This promotion starts on Wednesday 5th August and is available online and in-store.


4) Additional 20% off handbags at Tony Bianco

Hottest Deals Of The Week

There is a big bag sale going on at Tony Bianco and thanks to a promo code, you can get an additional 20% off the listed prices. According to the post, you are looking at savings of over $100 per item on selected pieces!

This Jazz Black leather clutch is just $73.95 shipped from Tony Bianco, but if you were to buy the same item from The Iconic you would end up paying $179.95. Do check out the comments section of the post as there are a number of other hot picks with huge savings.    Read the rest of this entry »

August 3

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals: French Reds On A Budget

Posted by on August 3, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals: French Reds On A Budget I’m sure you’ve heard of the common belief that a glass of red wine a day gives you plenty of health benefits including reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. In fact, the French hold onto this belief so firmly that they have even capsuled red wine, the French Parad’ox, which was available at pharmacies throughout the globe during the 90′s. Taking this phenomenon even one step further, patients of the Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital in centre of France will be the first to be serviced by an in-house wine bar opening in September this year at the palliative care centre .

You don’t have to head Europe to enjoy a good glass of French red wine these days, although the high import costs to Australia can often have a negative impact on your experience of enjoying a premium quality bottle from this part of the world. If you do not know where to go and what possible saving methods to look at, you’ll end up paying far more for a bottle than our fellow wine lovers overseas.

This is where the first edition of my “Weekend Warrior Wine Deals” posts takes us, listing out some excellent choices of imported reds by Australian retailers at bargain prices.    Read the rest of this entry »