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January 28

Free $10 Coles & Myer Group Gift Card When You Tell us Where We helped you Save Money

Posted by on January 28, 2016 at 8:01 AM

How’d you like to receive a free $10 gift card, sound good? Well, all you need to do is share with us how Buckscoop helped you get a discount and save money. It’s that simple.

Free $10 Coles & Myer Group Gift Card When You Tell us Where We helped you Save Money

Step 1:

Head to either Buckscoop’s Deals or Vouchers pages to see what you can get a bargain on:

Free $10 Coles & Myer Group Gift Card When You Tell us Where We helped you Save MoneyFree $10 Coles & Myer Group Gift Card When You Tell us Where We helped you Save Money

Step 2:

Once you’ve bought something, take a photo of it and share it on Buckscoop’s Facebook page letting us know what product we helped you get a bargain on (you need to have made a minimum saving of $10, see terms below). Please also mention which Buckscoop deal or coupon you used to get a discount.

 

Step 3: 

We’ll then private message you to arrange to send you a $10 Coles & Myer Group gift card via email.

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February 12

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (February Week 2)

Posted by on February 12, 2016 at 8:01 AM

It’s the week of love and if you haven’t made Valentines Day plans for this weekend yet, then head over to our bargain blog where I’ve written a post giving you a choice of over 30 different money saving Valentines Day experience orientated gifts to choose from.

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (February Week 2)

Getting back to freebies though, looks like Telstra are certainly feeling the love this weekend as they’re giving customers free data usage on Sunday. If that doesn’t quench your freebie thirst (or you’re not a Telstra customer) then don’t worry as we also have freebies including tickets to Open Space in Melbourne, a download copy of a gaming title from an immensely popular game franchise, as well as a way to score extra gigabytes of Google Drive data storage without paying a cent.

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February 11

Woolworth’s New Commute Shopping Service Could Make Grocery Shopping a Whole Lot Easier

Posted by on February 11, 2016 at 8:28 AM

Woolworth’s latest grocery service could save you loads of time and money, not to mention stress. The weekly shop can be an especially frustrating chore, kicking in as soon as you arrive at the supermarket and can’t find a parking space. Traffic jams, dodging slow trolleys in the aisles and then having to queue at the checkout till are enough to make even the most patient of us flip out sometimes.

Woolworths New Commute Shopping Service Could Make Grocery Shopping a Whole Lot Easier

Woolies are hoping to ease this burden, however, with a new trial grocery service where the groceries you purchase online are made available to you at the train station on your way home from work. I’ve personally not heard of a service that adds that much value for money and can eradicate a stressful weekly shop. So how are the trials going and is this something that you would like to have in your train station?

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February 10

5 Impressively Simple Home Cooked Meals to Rock Valentines Day 2016

Posted by on February 10, 2016 at 8:34 AM

Those of you not intending on going out and spending hundreds on a meal for Valentines Day may feel that staying in and cooking for your loved one is more suitable. Saving money on Valentines Day can be done in numerous ways, but if all you care about is being with your Valentine, there is no better way to do so than with a delicious home cooked meal and bottle of wine over candlelight.

5 Impressively Simple Home Cooked Meals to Rock Valentines Day 2016

Even if you’re not a big cook, these superbly simple Valentines Day meals are guaranteed to knock your loved one off their feet and make them fall in love with you all over again. While the recipes don’t require the skills of a professional chef to prepare, I’ve chosen them because they’ll definitely look and taste as though they did.

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February 9

The Best Non-Contract Mobile Plans Available from Australian Telco’s

Posted by on February 9, 2016 at 8:34 AM

Many of us are beginning to wise up to the fact that mobile contracts are not good value for money. They often cost considerably more compared to buying a phone outright and choosing a pay-as-go service instead. Contract-locked phones also take significantly longer periods of time to receive updates and, most importantly, you get bound into a contract for a set period of time while the plan you’re on doesn’t change.

The Best Non Contract Mobile Plans Available from Australian Telcos

All of the above facts lead to bad value for money, so why commit your hard earned cash to a company that only gives you a worse deal than you would receive on a non-contract plan? Saving money is usually the purpose of committing yourself to a 24-month contract, but it appears that this school of thought is out the window when it comes to what telco providers offer these days.

To help you avoid these scenarios and to start saving money on your phone bills, here are the best non-contract plans available right now in Australia from a variety of providers…

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February 8

Valentines Day: Experience Gift Ideas in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth

Posted by on February 8, 2016 at 8:08 AM

The 14th of February is just around the corner so for any of you guys looking for ideas to spoil that women in your life on Valentines, you’ve come to the right place. We all know they want to feel special and it’s well within your power to make this happen, even on a budget. In trying to come up with my own gift ideas, I’ve settled upon an “experience orientated” one consisting of some form of daily activity (e.g. body massage, facial, wine tour) followed up by a meal out to a restaurant. Fairly certain this is likely to bag me a ton of brownie points with the girlfriend, which hopefully means the same will apply to you too!

Valentines Day: Experience Gift Ideas in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth

The initial research I did for this centred around Sydney, however I appreciate we have readers from all over so I’ve extended my research to a number of other cities too. It’s easy to get duped into over-spending on Valentines simply because of the occasion and the fact that retailers tend to jack up their prices. So in respect to the type of gift I’m looking at, in my experience the best way to keep costs down is to book through one of the online daily deals websites. Scoopon is a solid favourite of mine as I find they tend to be very competitively priced if you know what to look for. Thus, to keep things focused, I’ve decided to concentrate on their deals and offers to put together a comprehensive list of gift choices (broken down by city).

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February 5

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (February Week 1)

Posted by on February 5, 2016 at 8:40 AM

After celebrating 12 months of Buckscoop freebies last week, we are now into February and things certainly haven’t slowed down. Besides the standard freebies that you may have come to expect from Australian retailers, today we also have a particularly high value item which would normally cost hundreds of dollars.

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (February Week 1)

If you happen to work within a community-orientated job then you might be lucky enough to receive this. If you not, find a friend who does so you can join in on the fun. Otherwise, take advantage of the rest of the free stuff this week from Toluna, Amazon, the PlayStation Store, and even Buckscoop.

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February 4

Sharing Is Financially Caring, save Money by Talking about It

Posted by on February 4, 2016 at 8:21 AM

In todays society the subject of money is still considered a taboo topic in many respects, like discussing how much you earn or your net worth. Seems ironic though considering we’re living in a world of heightened transparency where people express their wildest emotions on social media.

Sharing Is Financially Caring, save Money by Talking about It

Not discussing money more openly means that we’re probably missing out on learning new ways to save money as well as drawing on the financial experience of others around us to help improve our own situations. There are ways to listening to the way money talks, but things often get lost in translation, which is why discussing wealth more openly can very well lead to bigger savings and higher earnings.

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February 3

The ‘Choose 3′ Technique = Spending More on Pleasures, Not Problems

Posted by on February 3, 2016 at 8:34 AM

Saving money is a difficult task especially when the cost of living is consistently rising in Australia. In an effort to save money, many people misunderstand the fundamentals of spending and try to taint all types of spending as negative in order to save more. We all need to spend money to survive, so don’t look at it as all bad, but rather define what’s good and what’s bad.

The Choose 3 Technique = Spending More on Pleasures, Not Problems

To determine the best way to begin this new financial journey you must first analyse which purchases bring you the most satisfaction. Along with these spending habits you must also find out what the most painful spending points are. As you explore your spending habits, you can use the ‘Choose 3’ rule to make better spending decisions. It’s a dead simple approach to freeing up extra cash giving you an easy way to start setting money aside.

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February 2

Step-by-step Guide to Finding the Cheapest Travel Deals and Bargains

Posted by on February 2, 2016 at 8:17 AM

Travelling abroad once a year is achievable for most working families. Spending less money on travel to be able go away more than once, however, can be a bigger challenge. If this sounds familiar then you need to learn the best ways to save money on international travel by using this step by step guide to finding the cheapest travel deals online.

Step by step Guide to Finding the Cheapest Travel Deals and Bargains

This process doesn’t require any special abilities. It’s more to do with where to look and how to scan the vast number of travel offers in the most efficient manner which will help you uncover the biggest bargains thus giving you the best value for money.

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February 1

Ways to Get the Best Value for Money by Maximising Your Caffeine Hit

Posted by on February 1, 2016 at 8:07 AM

Coffee has become a staple drink within our society along with a host of other caffeinated drinks. They taste great, give us a kick and often make for the perfect excuse to meet up with friends. However, the actual value for money you get in each coffee is drastically out of proportion to its actual cost.

Ways to Get the Best Value for Money by Maximising Your Caffeine Hit

There are certainly ways, however, to maximise the effectiveness of the caffeine hits from coffee to give you better value for money overall. The way to do this comes down to understanding how caffeine works fundamentally, so that you can use this drug to your advantage. The following tips will explain when the most opportune times to consume caffeine are and how to get the best results under different circumstances.

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January 29

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

Posted by on January 29, 2016 at 8:07 AM

To celebrate a year of Buckscoop’s weekly freebie updates appearing on our blog, today we have a special gift for all of our readers. As a thank you for your support over the past 12 months and for making the efforts of our freebie hunters worthwhile, Buckscoop is offering, for the first time, its own freebie in the form of a $10 Coles & Myer Group gift card.

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

All we ask in return for one of these gift cards is for you to share with us where we helped you find a bargain (see details below). Along with this freebie, we’ve got a couple of others from Google Play, Foxtel, Woolworths and Telstra offering a great mix in this week’s lineup.

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January 28

Money Saving Tips on Lighting your Home for Less

Posted by on January 28, 2016 at 8:47 AM

Incandescent lighting has transformed our way of living since its creation by Thomas Edison in 1879. However, in Australia numerous people are now campaigning to save money on electricity bills by stopping the circulation of the incandescent bulb. Brian Douglas, CEO of the Lighting Council Australia and Ian Johnson, head of the NECA EcoSmart program have been working on ways to phase out the sale of them.

Money Saving Tips on Lighting your Home for Less

Lighting on average accounts for 10-15% of a households total electricity bill with some incandescent bulbs costing up to $30* per year to run. If you had 10 of those bulbs you’re looking at over $300 per year just on those lights alone. Save money on electricity bills in Australia by knowing how to pay less with smarter lighting techniques and also buying your bulbs in the summer at discounted prices.

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January 27

The Truth Behind Common Food Myths That Could Save You Money

Posted by on January 27, 2016 at 8:14 AM

There are many old wives tales that I must admit still govern my eating habits today, but sometimes I really do wonder how much truth there is in some of them. I’ve often been presented with the opportunity to save money when eating particular foods, but have forked out extra cash purely to circumvent these food myths.

The Truth Behind Common Food Myths That Could Save You Money

Is milk really good for my bones when so many people say it’s processed to unhealthy levels? Are all salty snacks unhealthy? Do we really need to drink two litres of water per day or can we save money and avoid boosting the profits of food retailer’s? Find out which food myths, commonly labelled as “the most annoying”, have been debunked by numerous nutritionists online.

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January 26

How to Re-claim Value-Added Tax on Souvenirs / Goods bought in Europe

Posted by on January 26, 2016 at 8:26 AM

For any of you who visit Europe, whether it be regularly or perhaps only once every year or two, it’s certainly worth knowing where you can save on GST for any souvenirs bought. The process of saving money on these items is fast and free so “there is no excuse not to buy them now”; I hear your family saying.

How to Re claim Value Added Tax on Souvenirs / Goods bought in Europe

The majority of Australian travellers generally leave this money unclaimed, meaning over the years you could have left hundreds if not thousands of dollars unclaimed. Stop the losses now and start saving money on European souvenirs by reclaiming your VAT/GST.

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