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February 25

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

Posted by on February 25, 2015 at 8:12 AM

Wicked Wednesdays Voucher & Promo Code Roundup (February Week 4)Australia’s Cricket match against Bangladesh may have been cancelled over the weekend, but you don’t have to wait until this Saturday for more excitement. Australia may be playing New Zealand, but in the mean time here’s something to keep things at bay with another innings from our wicked Wednesdays voucher and promo code roundup.

Coming in swinging their bats this week to save us money we have Woolworths, RatestoGo, Asos, General Pants and a Buckscoop exclusive from JeansWest. So as you can see, not only do we bring you the latest and greatest promo codes and vouchers from across Australia, but we also battle behind the scenes to secure our Buckscooping community unique and exclusive discounts too as a way of saying thank you.

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February 24

Kogan Pantry Aims to Half Your Weekly Grocery Bill as It Takes on Coles and Woolworths

Posted by on February 24, 2015 at 8:56 AM

Ruslan Kogan, now aged 32, has decided to take on Coles and Woolworths. He has promised Australians that his new online grocery store will halve our weekly and monthly shopping costs. Originally renowned for selling cheap electronics, Kogan has decided to expand into groceries appropriately naming its website, Kogans Pantry.

Some may be surprised, others may be thinking why the hell… but so far so good in many people’s eyes. The non-profit organisation ‘Choice’ has supported the new site, saying certain products were comparatively 40-50% cheaper than their equivalents at Coles and Woolies.

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February 23

Incredibly Clever Household Cleaning Hacks That You’d Wish You’d Known about Years Ago

Posted by on February 23, 2015 at 8:22 AM

Household cleaning is a chore no matter which way you look at it. It has to be done and it has to be efficient so that it takes up as little time as possible. Most of us work so the less free time spent on cleaning the house the better in my opinion. So whilst scouring the man made universe of the Internet I started to think about how the hell could I keep my place clean in the most cost and time efficient manner possible.

The more I began to dig around the more I found some marvellous tips and tricks that would help me accomplish just that. During my search I compiled a list of some of the best techniques that I could find to help me. But, because Im a nice guy, I thought I’d share them with you to help claw back both money as well as precious free time to be spent on the things in life that you love instead.

 

[Related: Check out my previous post covering awesome ways to save money and avoid toxins with Buckscoop's A-Z Guide of cleaning using 7 ordinary household products]

 

Remove hard water stains with vinegar and paper towels

Incredibly Clever Household Cleaning Hacks That Youd Wish Youd Known about Years Ago

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February 22

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – How To Get The Most Value Out Of Dan Murphy’s Free Shipping Voucher

Posted by on February 22, 2015 at 9:09 AM

 

Although Dan Murphy’s free shipping voucher to metro and regional areas has expired, there’s absolutely no need to panic as these codes tend to pop up on a regular basis. The other good news is that they also regularly issue a separate free shipping code specifically for metro area deliveries too.

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   How To Get The Most Value Out Of Dan Murphy’s Free Shipping Voucher

A voucher for the latter is issued at the beginning of each month and is valid for the duration of that month on orders over $15 (excluding RTD’s and beer). Alongside this, about twice a month Dan releases another free delivery voucher which is valid for regional addresses as well. These vouchers have the same restrictions, but are usually only active for three days, typically around weekends. You’ll find all the of them listed on the Buckscoop Vouchers page with any additional details included for each one.

Those in metro areas will save $7 on standard shipping charges, which can easily give you a bargain when buying single bottles. The same of course also applies to regional folks who in fact end up saving an additional $5 since their regular shipping costs are $12. As such, this can be put towards the purchase of an additional bottle of wine considering that there’s plenty of choice of bottles for $5 or below at Dan’s – like this highly rated Lindeman’s Cawarra Merlot.

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February 20

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

Posted by on February 20, 2015 at 8:46 AM

Week three of February is here and its been a long week for most, so what better way to finish it off than with some freebies. If you are going to spend this whole weekend relaxing and want to check out some of the previous freebies we’ve had on the site, you can do so here.

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

In our lineup for you today though we’ve got an interesting mix on display. Microsoft are offering large amounts of free storage space, there are two varieties of free moisturising creams up for grabs, free calls from Vodafone to East Asian countries as well as Krispy Kreme giving away free donuts.

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February 19

Australia Could Save $1.4 million per Day paying NZ Drug Prices

Posted by on February 19, 2015 at 7:55 AM

It’s a well-known fact that Australia is paying up to 21 times more for 19 of the 20 most common prescription drugs. This comes eight years after the government was supposedly meant to resolve the high costs issue in our country. The continued expense means that Australian taxpayers are throwing away at least $400 million per year on generic medicines.

Australia Could Save $1.4 million per Day paying NZ Drug Prices

How can the government be wasting so much money compared to other countries and why are general consumers having to put up with paying more for their medical treatments. It’s under the Australian pharmaceutical benefits subsidy scheme that the government agrees the price it pays chemists for medicines. However, drug companies sell the pills much cheaper to chemists who then make profits of up to 80%. So is this right?

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February 18

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

Posted by on February 18, 2015 at 8:21 AM

Wicked Wednesdays Voucher & Promo Code Roundup (February Week 3)Buckscoop is back for another innings of its Wicked Wednesdays Voucher and promo code roundups. Valentines has been and gone and I hope all of you out there had a romantic time with your loved one. If there are any of you who fell short of the mark last weekend and have something to make up for, then fear no more because Easter is right around the corner.

This week we’ve got just the thing to get someone out of a tight spot with their loved one, or to continue the roll of good times. There are some great deals from Hotels.com so you can get away, Dominos are offering super cheap pizzas for a cosy movie night in, whilst for all those fashion retail addicts Boohoo, Mamaway and J.Crew have some promotional discounts here for you as well.

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February 16

February Cheapest Month of the Year to Book International Flights, According to Skyscanner Data

Posted by on February 16, 2015 at 8:06 AM

The latest findings within the market suggest that February is probably best month of the year to go holiday shopping. As such, why not double the satisfaction of getting away by bagging a bargain on your flights at the same time by simply booking during the cheapest month of the year. This claim is based on data compiled by Skyscanner.com.au who looked at 250 million flights over a three year period to draw its conclusion around February being the most affordable time to make your overseas ticket reservations.

February Cheapest Month of the Year to Book International Flights, According to Skyscanner Data

The results also suggested that on average the best way to get the lowest price on a flight out of Australia was to book 12 weeks in advance. While February was shown to be the cheapest month to book, the second week of November was actually found to be the cheapest week of the year. So get your diaries out and make a note guys because if you want to travel somewhere specific, I’ll show where and when to get the best prices.

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February 14

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – Be My ValenWine

Posted by on February 14, 2015 at 9:18 AM

 

This weekend is all about love, so I thought I dedicate this blog to one of my biggest passions & love, wine. It is hard to put feelings into words, so here’s a collection of some of my favourite images and quotes instead.

My “Ode to Wine” :

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February 13

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

Posted by on February 13, 2015 at 8:12 AM

Buckscoops weekly line-up is here again and we will be looking at the top Australian freebies available this week. As we mentioned previously, if you are just joining us you can have a look at what I wrote about in previous weeks with a good chance of still being able to redeem some of those offers.

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

This week we see another freebie given from Google, who must be feeling really generous at the moment to give out two freebies in as many weeks. Plus we have a variety of health and beauty products  for both men and women to keep you all looking younger for less.

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February 12

A Bit of Proactive Thought Around ‘when’ Exactly to Buy, Could save You Significantly

Posted by on February 12, 2015 at 8:32 AM

Adding value to your wallet and saving money where possible can help most people. If you have ever thought about buying something but had to seriously consider the benefits versus the resulting money missing from your wallet, this article may help you. Common sense plays a big part in saving money, so lets see how “common” you are.

A Bit of Proactive Thought Around when Exactly to Buy, Could save You Significantly

Most of you will know some of the following buying methods, so adding a few more to the arsenal should increase your potential saving power. Putting this list together, it came as a bit of a wake up to me when I realised how many of these methods I haven’t been using up to now. Applying these techniques could have saved me hundreds if not thousands every year.

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February 11

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

Posted by on February 11, 2015 at 8:28 AM

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

Right guys, it’s Wednesday again and I hope Captainjack looked after you last week. Valentines is coming up this weekend so I’m sure there will be some of you still looking for gift ideas. Good thing then that in this week’s roundup you’ll find a great choice of voucher-related deals.

We’ve got some healthy alternatives to your diet with a coupon code from Hello Fresh, plus a rare and welcome treat of free shipping from Moss Bros. If however, fashion and lingerie are more you idea of a gift for Valentines, Target and Beginning Boutique may provide a slightly more illustrious allure.

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February 10

Celebrating Valentines Day Without It Costing the Earth

Posted by on February 10, 2015 at 7:13 PM

V-Day is fast approaching and it’s the time of year to treat that special someone in your life. Everybody loves to be told that they are loved, however the media and retailers seem to think that telling someone you love them should cost a bomb. If you are tired of spending too much money on what seems like an overpriced day of the year, you’re not alone. 

Celebrating Valentines Day Without It Costing the Earth

The good news is that there are ways to rejoice in each other’s love without breaking the bank. Here I have compiled a few ways in which you can celebrate Valentines Day without eating away at your savings. Combine more than one to multiply the desired effect of showing how much thought and effort you’ve put into this years V-Day celebration. Love doesn’t require hundreds or even thousands being spent, that’s what engagement rings are for.

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February 9

Perpetuating Pricey Petrol and the Result of Local Competition

Posted by on February 9, 2015 at 7:55 AM

In recent months the price of Crude Oil has plummeted far below the lowest levels in the past five years. Brent Crude Oil at the time of writing this post sits at US$57.55 per barrel with WTI Crude Oil at a lower US$50.48. January 2010 saw the last drop in prices to a value of circa $70 per barrel.

Perpetuating Pricey Petrol and the Result of Local Competition

Here we are with the lowest prices for oil since 1974-75, so why are we the customers still waiting for an equivalent price to drop at our local pumps? The reason is quite simple actually, it’s all based on the competition. The competition all play to the following rules of economics, known as Rockets and Feathers.

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February 8

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals – 50 Shades Of Red Wine Stains

Posted by on February 8, 2015 at 9:02 AM

 

There are two main wine-drinking related causes giving people headaches. Hangovers seem to pop into the minds of most readers first, but there’s the even more frequently occurring ‘staining’ caused by red wine spills. Based on the amount of articles offering stain removal techniques online, clearly I’m not the only one wasting a drop or two of every other bottle of red. So I have decided to list the most common cures for unwanted Pantone samples, besides the fact that “Marsala” (named after a red wine) IS the colour of the year. Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   50 Shades Of Red Wine Stains

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals   50 Shades Of Red Wine Stains

 

The science behind red wine stains dictates that when wine sinks into the material, its colourful particles stick to the fibres upon drying, leaving behind a permanent stain. So as a general rule of thumb, treat a stain right away and soak up as much of the excess spill as possible. Also, avoid scrubbing – it will just makes things worse.

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