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January 30

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

Posted by on January 30, 2015 at 7:54 AM

It’s Friday again and yes you’ve guessed it, our top weekly Freebies from across Australia are here. If you’re all bargained-out after reading through every deal and voucher post on Buckscoop, then the only thing better than paying dirt cheap prices for something is not having to pay for it at all.

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

You’ll find our daily list of freebies on the Buckscoop Freebies page, but those who are only interested in the best of the best generally come to the blog for our weekly digest. This week we’ve got everything from free software allowing you to access your favourite movie streaming services from abroad, to free skin probiotic moisturiser samples.

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January 29

Save Time and Energy at Home by Unleashing these Smart Microwave Techniques

Posted by on January 29, 2015 at 8:25 AM

It’s safe to say that the majority of kitchens across the westernised world have some form of microwave. Yours may be a standard microwave or you may have one with slightly more capabilities. Whichever type you have I can bet you don’t know all of the following microwave tricks that can actually save you both time and money.

Save Time and Energy at Home by Unleashing these Smart Microwave Techniques

Heating food and the odd drink is mainly what we use those little electromagnetic radiation waves for. Here’s how to take your your microwave skills to the next level though. These tips will help you accomplish tasks quicker, allow you to get more out of certain products and ultimately re-kindle your love for this dependable kitchen appliance.

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January 28

Wicked Wednesdays Voucher & Promo Code Roundup (January Week 4)

Posted by on January 28, 2015 at 8:36 AM

Wicked Wednesdays Voucher & Promo Code Roundup (January Week 4)Wicked Wednesday is here again and hopefully after last week you’ve managed to gather your bargain thoughts in preparation for this week. Australia Day was a great success and we all hope you had as good a day as we did. So, to help keep the momentum of good vibes going, here’s Buckscoop’s roundup of some of our top vouchers and promo codes from the past week.

In this lineup you’ll see the likes of Tuffy and Tuffets, Fashion Bunker, Universal store, Lite N’ Easy, SurfStitch and Quiksilver. Unfortunately, the pickings are rather slim this week as far as the level of discounts is concerned. However, don’t despair as we’ll be showing you which specific items these vouchers/promo codes can be used on to get the best value for money.

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January 27

Savvy Supermarket Shopping That Can save You up to 300%

Posted by on January 27, 2015 at 8:16 AM

Whether you’re living alone, with a partner or a family, the supermarket run can be a daily or weekly occurrence for most people. If you are regularly the person visiting the store to pick things up, knowing what products are over-priced can really not only help you navigate the supermarket floors more efficiently but also spend far less.

Savvy Supermarket Shopping That Can save You up to 300%

Supermarkets in most cases provide a variety of the same product, whether that be different brands or different quantities and packaging for convenience. However, even though it’s sometimes easier to grab those more convenient items, that convenience comes at a price. And if you’re not careful, you may end up paying as much as 300% more. To test just how savvy you are, see if you know all eight of the below savvy-shopping tactics.

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January 25

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – McWilliam’s Coupon Bargains

Posted by on January 25, 2015 at 8:43 AM

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   McWilliam’s Coupon BargainsMcWilliam’s Wines is not only known for producing premium wines, but are also the proud owners of other high end wineries such as Mount Pleasant, Brand’s Laira and Evans & Tate. With these labels in its portfolio covering several distinct regions (the Riverina district and the Hilltops region in New South Wales, Mount Pleasant in the Hunter Valley, Margaret River and Coonawarra), McWilliam’s is offering a diversified selection of reds and whites to suit any wine lover’s palette. From this assortment, I have cherry picked wines which are bargain buys at McWilliam’s cellar door using their current coupon code offering a generous $50 discount on all purchases over $100.

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January 24

10 DIY Hacks To Help Save Time and Money on Daily Tasks

Posted by on January 24, 2015 at 9:05 AM

The great thing about learning a couple of new hacks for the New Year is that they can really help improve your day-to-day life. I really enjoyed finding these hacks because I genuinely believe they are extremely useful and practical. Wish I had known about them sooner.

10 DIY Hacks To Help Save Time and Money on Daily Tasks

Whether you stay at home, work from home, have an office job or work within a manual labour type job, these hacks should help simplify some of your daily tasks. Prevent yourself from having to buy additional tools or making simple mistakes that require you to start over again by using these DIY tips that are bound to save you both time and money.

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January 23

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (January Week 3)

Posted by on January 23, 2015 at 8:02 AM

As part of our weekly blog posts, each Friday we will be showing you a list of our top freebies in Australia. If you’re still unaware of what to expect, keep your eyes peeled for product samples, games, free tickets, memberships and redeemable vouchers from across the country.

 Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (January Week 3)

Freebie hunters of all levels can expect to find a condensed list to fill their pockets once per week or are a little more for the greedy ones. Freebies are often available for a limited time only so for a full list of all our freebies you can visit our freebies page here.

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January 22

Prolong Fruit and Veg Life to Prevent Losing Money to Spoilage

Posted by on January 22, 2015 at 7:52 AM

Supermarkets are known for always having fresh looking vegetables on their shelves to help them sell. But, you may know that there are certain things even supermarkets do to prevent spoilage within their stores. A trade fact is to never store Banana’s near other fruits because of the chemicals they release that make other fruits turn.

Prolong Fruit and Veg Life to Prevent Losing Money to Spoilage

To be fair to supermarkets, it’s not always about how good their fruits look though, as can be see with the recent ‘Odd Bunch Campaign’ at Woolies (who are offering disfigured/oddly shaped fruit and veg at a discount). However, whether you’ve bought pristine looking or somewhat oddly shaped items, there are plenty of things you can do to continue preserving them once they get home. Spoilage equals money wasted, equals bad value for money, equals time wasted trying to find good deals in the store. So let me tell you about various ways that you can add value to your purchase after you get home.

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January 21

Wicked Wednesdays Voucher & Promo Code Roundup (January Week 3)

Posted by on January 21, 2015 at 8:12 AM

Wicked Wednesdays Voucher & Promo Code Roundup (January Week 3)It’s Wednesday again and this week we are bringing you another set of the top weekly promo codes and vouchers.  For all those bargain hunters who have been sitting on the edge of their seat since last Wednesday, well now you guys can relax. This week you’ll see codes from the likes of some in-house favourites as well as some new guys on the block who very rarely issue promo codes. Included in the line-up are eBay, Catch of the Day, Fashion Bunker and McWilliams Wine, all helping us achieve that important bargain-hunting objective of saving more or getting better value for money.

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January 20

Did You Know: Buying a 200ml Can of Coca Cola Could Cost up to 10 times More per Litre than a 2l Bottle

Posted by on January 20, 2015 at 8:37 AM

Westernised society is known for its indulgent behaviour, but with increasing health and obesity scares, what are we doing in response? Schools across Australia and indeed the world have stopped providing certain soft drinks to help tackle the rising obesity levels in children.

Did You Know: Buying a 200ml Can of Coca Cola Could Cost up to 10 times More per Litre than a 2l Bottle

Yet, adults at the supermarket do not have the same kind of restrictions. The big companies like Coke and Pepsi as a result are now promoting smaller cans containing lower amounts of calories. The psychology behind this marketing tactic is to induce less guilt in customers. What many don’t realise though is that this comes at a price to the customer, which in some instances can actually mean you end up paying between 5 to 10 times more per litre than you would on other sized containers.

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January 19

The Art of ‘Spaving’ – Spending Money to Save Money

Posted by on January 19, 2015 at 8:12 AM

Society and inflation are constantly making our daily lives more expensive. Although the recent dip in Brent Crude Oil prices has helped our wallets to some extent, prices are still rising all the time. The resulting increase in pressure to try and save where possible, is something that frequently plays on most of our minds. Especially when we see deals that require us to spend more money to potentially save money.

 The Art of ‘Spaving’ – Spending Money to Save Money

‘Spaving’ is a new amalgamated word that combines spending and saving together. Large retailers notoriously use this tactic to lure us in with special offers and incentives for buying in bulk making us believe that we’re truly ‘spaving’. But are we really?

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January 17

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – Is Aussie Wine Cheaper Than Water?!

Posted by on January 17, 2015 at 8:40 AM

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   Is Aussie Wine Cheaper Than Water?! The latest stats show that around one in five regular wine drinkers in Australia have bought wine online recently, making online sales more popular than direct purchases from the cellar door. And the reason? Price.

“The growing use of the online world for wine in Australia was primarily based on a consumer need for pricing transparency” said Natasha Rastegar, country manager for Wine Intelligence Australia.

Nevertheless, if you’re on the lookout for good value wines, a thorough search online will almost undoubtedly help you save significant amounts. And who wants to spend more money than necessary, when in this day and age you can find the lowest price in a matter of minutes where that price, on occasion, will be even lower than that of water.

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January 16

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

Posted by on January 16, 2015 at 8:14 AM

Everybody loves a good freebie, so for the next couple of months we will be running a series of posts each Friday featuring the top freebies listed on Buckscoop. Expect the see everything from free product samples and games to tickets, memberships and vouchers from across the country.

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

Whether you’re the ultimate freebie hunter or just fancy getting your hands on something free each week then the wait is over. Don’t forget though, if you need to get your freebie-fix during the week, feel free to visit the Buckscoop Freebies page for the latest posts.

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January 15

Super-Mum and the Return of the Evil School Clothing Retailer

Posted by on January 15, 2015 at 8:47 AM

The kids should be back to school after the Christmas holidays and those shackles may be releasing some more freedom. Yet, those little terrors will still find a way to invade your “me time.” New school terms mean new adventures for the kids, and with new adventures come new battle wounds such as trouser holes, scuffed shoes and ripped shirts.

Super Mum and the Return of the Evil School Clothing Retailer

Today I share secrets on where super-mums go to buy their affordable clothing and what super powers they use to keep the costs down and the kid’s spirits high. Say no to evil and expensive clothing retailers by fighting those sky-high prices with your partner in crime, Buckscoop.

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January 14

Wicked Wednesdays Voucher & Promo Code Roundup (January Week 2)

Posted by on January 14, 2015 at 8:35 AM

Wicked Wednesdays Voucher & Promo Code Roundup (January Week 2)This is the first of a series of weekly posts that scour the vast expanse of the coupon and voucher code universe to bring you only the best of the best. Each week we’ll be rounding up and sharing the top active codes with a justification of why they’ve made it onto the list.

These “Wicked Wednesday Weekly” roundups are intended as much for the hardcore bargain hunter as they are for the average Joe online shopper. My goal is to hopefully save you a lot of time as well as money by using our collective coupon experience on Buckscoop to shortcut your journey to finding the biggest discounts and best value offers online.

 

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