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August 30

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals: Like Father Like Wine

Posted by on August 30, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Following my Fathers Day wine post a couple of weeks ago with some gift ideas, this time I would like to introduce you to personalising the actual bottle of wine that you’re giving to your dad on this special day. I’m sure that you’ve heard of the saying “men are like fine wine”, but what if I told you that in fact wines are like fine men – each with defying characteristics and individual traits.

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals: Like Father Like Wine

 

So this Father’s Day if you are thinking on getting a bottle of wine, make it a bit more meaningful by putting some thought into the variety itself. I’m sure your dad will appreciate your wittiness in matching his personality with the wine’s, instead of getting just another well known label.

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August 29

Stack “Deal Bucks” Credit With Existing Offers At LivingSocial For Bigger Deal Discounts

Posted by on August 29, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Stack Deal Bucks Credit With Existing Offers At LivingSocial For Bigger Deal Discounts

LivingSocial are running an offer where you can purchase $15 worth of “Deal Bucks” (which is essentially like credit) for just $8, giving you an additional discount on purchases across their site. And using it in on existing offers opens up a variety of new bargain opportunities.

Another reason to highlight this offer in its own post is due to the fact that despite the terms stating that you will only be able to use the credit 48 hours after the deal has expired (31st August 2014), many customers are reporting that once paid for, you can begin using this credit to buy things straight away.

 

Before I suggest some deals where these Deal Bucks can be put to good use, here’s a quick overview of the other important terms and conditions worth knowing about. The credit can be used towards:

- Daily deals (spa packages, restaurant offers, hair makeovers and so on)
- Experiences (skydiving, V8 hot laps, wine tasting, educational courses etc)
- Escapes (travel packages)
- Products (electronics, clothes, accessories etc)

There’s a limit of one Deals Bucks voucher per person and each one is valid for one year from the date of purchase.    Read the rest of this entry »


August 28

Ally Fashion Offers Enticing Online Possibilities For Bargain-hunters Of Women’s Clothing

Posted by on August 28, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Ally Fashion Offers Enticing Online Possibilities For Bargain hunters Of Womens ClothingToday, it’s the turn of Ally fashion to get a closer look “under the Buckscoop microscope” in terms of what they can offer customers when in comes to savings and value for money online.

Ally Fashion Australia sells trending fashion items for girls which, based on customer reviews, are good quality, unique and sold at surprisingly low prices. Their collections are similar to those of Beginning Boutique and Princess Polly’s, ranging from unique party dresses to some more on-trend basics comparable with what you would find over at General Pants. Prices, on the other hand, are more inline to what you’d find at boohoo – i.e. $30 on average across several categories such as dresses, playsuits, jumpsuits, jeans, and tops.    Read the rest of this entry »


August 27

Ways to Avoid Overpaying For Car Rentals By Dodging The Hidden Costs

Posted by on August 27, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Over the years I’ve learnt that having an awareness of some of the concealed costs, which rental companies steer unsuspecting customers towards, can really help to save you money on car rental bookings. Below I’ll outline some of the most important aspects of a booking which, in my opinion, provide the greatest opportunities for savings.

To seasoned car renters, some of this may not seem like “ground breaking” information. However, I’m fairly certain that for many of you out there who consider yourselves to be regular travellers will find this very useful.

 

1. Surcharges on “premium location” pickups

Ways to Avoid Overpaying For Car Rentals By Dodging The Hidden Costs

What many people fail to take into account is that car rental companies actually charge considerably more for convenient pick-up points, such as airports. These “premium locations” are generally associated with a higher rental cost. So you’re better off in many cases simply using public transport instead to get you into town and then picking up your rental vehicle from there. You’ll be surprised at what the price differences can be.    Read the rest of this entry »


August 23

Weekend Wine Warrior Deals: Discovering The Best Australian GSM Blends

Posted by on August 23, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Weekend Wine Warrior Deals: Discovering The Best Australian GSM BlendsOn Friday the 19th of September it’s the International Grenache Day on which James Halliday will be visiting the Serafino winery showcasing his choice of Grenache wines. This grape variety is probably one that you have heard very little of (besides the fact that it is the worlds most widely distributed grape), but I’m sure the abbreviation GSM does ring a bell even to those who are not familiar with wine terminology.

 

There’s no need to wait for a wineshow in order to try out some of the various GSM blends, so why not organise a wine tasting event with your friends. You could do it alone as well, but besides the upside of sharing the costs, social drinking is also a lot more acceptable. Weekend Wine Warrior Deals: Discovering The Best Australian GSM Blends

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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 50% Off Promotional Code Gives You Double The Time To Find Your Perfect Match

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

eHarmonys 50% 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 50% 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.

 

KATHMANDU – SUMMIT CLUB

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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