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March 17

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Fruit and Vegetables

Posted by on March 17, 2017 at 8:22 AM

This week within our hacks article we are going to follow the trend of food, fruit and vegetables by looking at the most useful tips and tricks we can use in the kitchen to make dealing with foodstuffs easier.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Fruit and Vegetables

Whether you consider yourself a novice or expert in the kitchen, today’s food hacks will certainly teach you a few new tricks that you may have missed along the way. If you feel that we have missed anything today, please let us know in the comments section below.

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March 15

Money Saving Ideas to Reduce Paying Full Price for Private School Fees

Posted by on March 15, 2017 at 8:26 AM

If you are fortunate enough to send your kids to private school then you may dread the idea of the annual expense this adds to your finances. You are not alone, many experience that endless forking out for school fees each year and there are ways to save money in the process.

Money Saving Ideas to Reduce Paying Full Price for Private School Fees

Today we look at the best ways you can save money whilst still paying for private school fees for your children. If you have learnt any other ways that may benefit our community outside of the information here today, please feel free to share your advice in the comments section at the end of this article.

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February 17

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Birthday Party Ideas

Posted by on February 17, 2017 at 8:02 AM

Those of you who have kids will undoubtedly have some form of birthday party to prepare your child for over the summer months. Whether it’s a party for yours, your friends or someone in their class, it can really make a difference to everyone involved by learning a few valuable birthday party tricks and tips.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Birthday Party Ideas

We are looking today at hacks for kids birthday parties, slumber parties, party food, games and much more. Ensure that your kids has the best time possible by helping arm the parents involved with as many games, food and party knowledge hacks possible.

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February 9

How to Pay Less When Choosing a Smartphone for Your Kids

Posted by on February 9, 2017 at 8:52 AM

Those parents out there who have kids starting high school this year may be concerned about the way they are making their way home from school with no means of contact. If you are considering getting your child a smartphone to stay in contact with, then we’re looking at the best money saving options available.

How to Pay Less When Choosing a Smartphone for Your Kids

The way we see it is that there are three main options you can consider. The first would be giving your kid a hand-me-down device, second is to buy a device outright and thirdly get a new phone on a 12-24 month contract. The first two options could either be a prepaid or monthly contract SIM. However, which is the best solution for you is what we’re exploring here today.

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January 20

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Cheap Everyday Household Hacks

Posted by on January 20, 2017 at 8:34 AM

This week we want to focus on saving money in general every day areas of life. We are going to look at ways you can achieve these tasks whilst spending less money, for example caring for poorly kids or making your own DIY home freshener.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Cheap Everyday Household Hacks

It doesn’t matter if you’re a busy person or not, these money saving hacks will give you some good ideas that you can put into place around the house in very little time, for the benefit of your entire family, kids included.

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September 30

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Labour Day Weekend

Posted by on September 30, 2016 at 8:21 AM

That’s right Labour Day is upon us and its time to celebrate the first day of spring in the only way we Aussies know. If you are worried that your plans might change due to the recent bad weather and state-wide blackouts, but have decided to go ahead as normal anyway, expect to find great BBQ and camping hacks to ensure the important things still go ahead.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Labour Day Weekend

It wouldn’t be a true labour day without whacking some meat on the BBQ, so if you plan on cooking steaks or burgers, we’ve got some great hacks to how to out do yourself this year. Additionally, if you need to entertain the kids either out at camp site or indoors due to bad weather we’ve got your back covered too.

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August 5

Vital Lessons to Teach Your Kids about Money

Posted by on August 5, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Learning about money and how to be financially savvy is an essential skill that we should all aim to teach our kids as they grow up. Whether it’s the basics of saving for their future or understanding the true cost of credit card debt, it’s important that we give them the best start in one of the things they will undoubtedly use for the entirety of their lives.

Vital Lessons to Teach Your Kids about Money

According to ‘S&P Ratings Services Global Financial Literacy Survey’ 64% of the Australian people are financially literate (based on some basic survey questions) compared to 55% of adult age groups in other advanced economies around the world. However, the fact that over one third of Australians are not financially literate should only increase your desire to ensure you children don’t fall into that category. Below are the basics you should be teaching your kids about finances.

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August 2

Which is Australia’s Most Frugal Territory?

Posted by on August 2, 2016 at 8:30 AM

It has become official thanks to Suncorp Bank we now know which state in Australia is the most frugal due to their spending habits. The state with the most money saving habits is Queensland. The study looked into the spending behaviour of parents in all states and found that Queensland parents were the most frugal.

Which is Australia’s Most Frugal Territory?

Kids out there in Queensland might be scowling at their parents right now, but those parents looking to learn an extra tip on how to save more money when it comes to kids could learn from Queensland parents. The ‘Cost of Kids’ report revealed that those adults spent roughly $1,230 each month on their children, $140 less than the national average.

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May 25

Crucial Financial Advice for Newly Married Couples

Posted by on May 25, 2016 at 8:48 AM

Newlyweds across the country are beginning their new adventures into married life, but what most don’t realise is the number of financial challenges that marriage brings which they must learn to overcome. Marriage is a wonderful thing and can bring a lot of happiness into people’s lives. But in order to build a strong relationship, the one crucial aspect which couples often ignore is the enormity and importance of being able to deal with tricky financial situations that will undoubtedly occur.

Crucial Financial Advice for Newly Married Couples

The following pieces of advice have been collected across the Internet from couples who have been married for over 10 years and have experienced their own versions of financial troubles. Help save money, understand situations or simply read somebody else’s experiences to see if you can learn how to better navigate the potentially treacherous waters of marriage for a more financially peaceful experience.

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May 20

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Inexpensive Ways to Entertain Kids of All Ages

Posted by on May 20, 2016 at 8:59 AM

It’s always good for the whole family to take the kids out of the house to do something fun, but there are other times when you simply don’t have the energy to cart them around to the zoo or park. If you could use couple of inexpensive ways to entertain them around the house, then here are some helpful videos to give you inspiration.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Inexpensive Ways to Entertain Kids of All Ages

Let a child’s imagination do the hard work whilst you provide the basic stimulants to keep them entertained for hours. Games can come in many forms, but these are a few of the more interesting options which I found online that should help parents during those (sometimes) long weekends with the kids. The ideas below are a mixed bag and will appeal to different age groups so have a look and take your pick.

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April 8

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

Posted by on April 8, 2016 at 8:36 AM

If you’re scraping for ideas on how to entertain the kids these school holidays then we’ve got some great freebies to keep the ‘little terrors’ occupied. Choose from interesting fiction storybooks to actual face painting and Jedi orientated training activities to keep them occupied. This weeks line up of freebies comes from the companies:

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

☆  Toluna

☆  Myer

☆  Mind, Body & Soul

☆  Amazon AU

 

 

 

 

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March 26

Hand Picked Selection of the Top Easter Sales Currently On

Posted by on March 26, 2016 at 8:50 AM

During the first quarter of the year, we’re often left with a series of lacklustre sales and promotions from retailers once all the big discounts over the festive season have ended. The good news though, is that Easter is often a time where decent sales pop up across the Australian retail landscape. Therefore, I’ve hand picked a selection of what I believe to be some of the top Easter sales currently on at a variety of the most popular retailers here on Buckscoop.

Hand Picked Selection of the Top Easter Sales Currently On

For each one, I’ve broken down what the general Easter sale involves as well as highlighting whether we have any active deals or coupons for them on Buckscoop. Expect stores such as David Jones, Winemarket, Dissh and The Iconic to appear in this list, with some offering more than 50% off.

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March 18

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

Posted by on March 18, 2016 at 8:39 AM

I’ve got that Friday feeling again and along with it is some freebie goodness for you all. Whether it’s your stomach that you’re looking to fill or perhaps your makeup box needs a new addition we’ve got both areas covered together with a couple of other great offers. Our freebies this week come from:

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

 

☆  Toluna

☆  Steam Games

☆  Baby & Toddler Show (Melbourne)

☆  Hoyts

☆  The Pancake Parlour

 

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January 21

Scoopon Offers Cheapest Deal on Gold Coast Theme Park Tickets

Posted by on January 21, 2016 at 8:12 AM

Planning on entertaining the kids this summer by visiting the Gold Coast theme parks? Well if you are, then make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to potentially save over $700 on a family outing to these attractions with Scoopon.

Scoopon Offers Cheapest Deal on Gold Coast Theme Park Tickets

Even if you only plan on visiting them once, this unlimited access ticket deal gives you exceptional value for money. If you plan on visiting the Gold Coast theme parks more than once though, or you happen to live close enough to visit regularly, the savings you’ll be making only increase. Find out how to get your hands on this bargain as well as what kinds of entertainment you can expect at such affordable rates.

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January 14

School Tax Breaks that could Save You Even more Money

Posted by on January 14, 2016 at 8:19 AM

Children are costly enough as it is, let alone without all of the associated school costs added on top. Saving money on school supplies, reducing costs on uniforms and being clever about re-using some of last year’s gear are all ways to help reduce the back to school bill.

School Tax Breaks that could Save You Even more Money

If you weren’t already aware though, there may potentially be government and state aid that you can tap into as well to provide additional relief. So make sure you save money this year by knowing what refunds and tax breaks you can utilise to your advantage.

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