Hottest Deals

Archive for the ‘Travel deals’ Category

January 12

Free Travel and Better Value for Money Using Credit Cards

Posted by on January 12, 2017 at 8:46 AM

Travelling is something most of us generally enjoy and it would be a complete joy if sometimes it weren’t so expensive. Learning how to take advantage of free travel via your credit cards and other means is a great way to save money on both national and international journeys.

Free Travel and Better Value for Money Using Credit Cards

This article looks at some of the best methods to use in order to receive discounted or at times free travel by using credit cards and other known industry tips and tricks. It wont require a calculator to see how much money you could save by using these ideas the next time you go away.

Read the rest of this entry »

November 22

Australian Drivers Can Easily save Money on Car Insurance

Posted by on November 22, 2016 at 8:11 AM

Car Insurance is one of those things that we have to have, but don’t you get fed up of paying more than you have too. A general rule of thumb is if you can’t afford the insurance, you can’t afford the vehicle but maybe you are missing a few tricks that could save money on your car insurance policy.

Australian Drivers Can Easily save Money on Car Insurance

Rather than getting overwhelmed by choice, we provide a few tips and tricks to help you save money when choosing a new car insurance plan. Learn the true value of your vehicle for more accurate results, understand the types of brokers out there and how you can use your excess to save money too.

Read the rest of this entry »

November 10

Buying a New Car? – The Most Affordable Option for You

Posted by on November 10, 2016 at 8:40 AM

A vast number of us can’t simply buy a new car because we don’t have the money available. Therefore many of us may resort to buying second hand or taking out a loan to buy a car with. If you need a newer vehicle and taking out a car loan is an option you are considering, there are different means some of which are more expensive whilst others save money.

Buying a New Car?   The Most Affordable Option for You

We are going to look at the different ways a car loan can work for you, what types of finance are available and what the best things to look out for are to ensure you make the best decision financially. Finally, I look online for the most affordable companies at different borrowing amounts.

Read the rest of this entry »

October 24

Best Value for Frequent Flyer Points per 1,000 Spent?

Posted by on October 24, 2016 at 8:19 AM

Best Value for Frequent Flyer Points per 1,000 Spent?

Read the rest of this entry »

September 14

NSW Opal Travel Card: How Will the Price Changes Affect Your Wallet?

Posted by on September 14, 2016 at 8:30 AM

The Opal card has offered us plenty of convenience and ease when travelling around NSW and one of the greatest perks was free weekend travel for weekly commuters. At the beginning of September this was quietly discontinued and is no longer available after completing eight journeys.

NSW Opal Travel Card: How Will the Price Changes Affect Your Wallet?

Instead we will now need to pay half of the price after we have completed the eight journeys. To rub salt into the wound, single trip tickets have also increased in price to encourage Opal card usage. Although Transport NSW claims the new structure is fairer, certain individuals will be out of pocket by hundreds of more dollars each year because of it. So, what can we do and how will the price changes affect your wallet?

Read the rest of this entry »

August 9

Romantic Getaway for Two – 50% Discount on Hotels with Malaysia Airlines and Skiddoo

Posted by on August 9, 2016 at 8:26 AM

If those winter blues are casting you mind abroad then Skiddoo may just have the answer for you. Skiddoo.com.au and Malaysia Airlines are running a promotion at the moment that ends on the 2nd September 2016. The offer in a nutshell gives Australian residents a 50% discount on their accommodation when they book a Malaysia Airline flight through the Skiddoo website.

Romantic Getaway for Two   50% Discount on Hotels with Malaysia Airlines and Skiddoo

If you feel like a romantic getaway for two without the kids, there are a variety of destinations you can visit that are within the promotion, e.g. Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Manila, Cambodia and London. The travel period that this offer is valid within is from 2nd August to 30th September. In order to adhere to the terms and conditions you must book your return flight with Malaysia Airlines via Skiddoo too, during the period stated above.

Read the rest of this entry »

March 29

Top Tips for Saving Money When Travelling in Europe

Posted by on March 29, 2016 at 8:44 AM

Travelling through Europe can offer fantastic experiences with the opportunity to see a large quantity of cultures within a relatively small area compared to Australia. Visitors to Europe often try to cram in too many things to their trips in order to get good value for money. The result though, is that they tend to overspend on their original budgets (not to mention that rushing around doesn’t allow them to properly enjoy each destination).

Top Tips for Saving Money When Travelling in Europe

Climbing the Eiffel Tower one day and taking a selfie in front of Big Ben the next might sound like a great way to explore all that Europe has to offer, although with $1 only buying €0.67 (exchange rate: 21/3/16) a high intensity trip like this will probably get your head and wallet spinning. Therefore, here are my top money saving tips for travelling Europe to help keep control of your wallet amidst all the excitement.

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

February 19

How to Find the Lowest Virgin Australia Ticket Prices Online

Posted by on February 19, 2016 at 8:11 AM

Those of you looking to visit family around Australia or wanting to travel abroad will be happy to know there are many ways to save money by flying with Virgin Australia. The process of finding a good deal isn’t difficult either, as Virgin has a number of ways which making sniffing out a travel bargain all too easy.

How to Find the Lowest Virgin Australia Ticket Prices Online

If you’re a veteran Virgin traveller then the following money saving tips might already be obvious to you (e.g. checking Buckscoop for any Virgin Australia promo codes before booking a ticket). But for those of you who aren’t, then these bargain travel tips will show you how to take advantage of Virgin Australia’s best fares, its Thursday happy hour sales and tracking and monitoring price changes on the go so that you never miss a good deal.

Read the rest of this entry »

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).

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

December 22

Travel Across Australia for Free with These Online Car Rental Deals

Posted by on December 22, 2015 at 8:30 AM

This is not a joke. If you are serious about travelling the Australian continent, you can see it in its entirety for absolutely free or travel for as little as $1 per day. If that sounds to good to be true, then that’s because you haven’t read the rest of this article. And who do we have to thank for being able to take the cheapest road trip on the planet? Well, the car rental companies!

Travel Across Australia for Free with These Online Car Rental Deals

The travel deals I’m referring to are called ‘relocation deals’ which are advertised by car-hire companies across Australia. Essentially, the opportunity of being able to drive around the country for free (or for very little) is down to the simple fact that rental companies need to move vehicles from one branch to another – and they want your help.

Read the rest of this entry »

November 10

Top Destinations to Travel to with a Falling Australian Dollar

Posted by on November 10, 2015 at 8:59 AM

The Australian dollar’s strength against other currencies is something that can make or break a holiday overseas. The ever-fluctuating currency market obviously had an altering effect on a person’s perspective of how expensive a holiday is, depending on the dollars strength.

Top Destinations to Travel to with a Falling Australian Dollar

As a result, many savvy travellers are changing their usual travel destinations to ones offering better value for money. So if you want to see which countries stretch your dollar further then keep on reading. What I will say upfront though, is say goodbye to the UK and USA, and G’day to New Zealand, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Read the rest of this entry »

October 24

Conveniently Located Hotels at the Best Prices for The Melbourne Cup 2015

Posted by on October 24, 2015 at 8:44 AM

The Melbourne Cup 2015 is almost upon us and if you are planning on spending this weekend finalising your trip, then the following hotel suggestions could come as a great relief. Below you will find a list of some of the best rates that I was able to find in Melbourne to suite a range of budgets, staying between the 2nd and 4th of November. Besides the good prices, I’ve also provided information on their ☆ ratings, which have coupons/vouchers available for extra savings along with a few other hints and tips on how to get the best deal at each.

Conveniently Located Hotels at the Best Prices for The Melbourne Cup 2015

To make things as convenient as possible, I’ve kept all accommodation options to within 6km of the Flemington racecourse where the Melbourne Cup 2015 will be held. Trivago was the main tool I used for finding these great prices, but you’ll also find direct links to each hotel so that you can review them in more detail yourself if needed. I wish you all the best in making your travel arrangements and of course if you’re a betting person, good luck on the races too.

Read the rest of this entry »

April 9

Twelve Things to Remember When Travelling to Boost Your Budget

Posted by on April 9, 2015 at 8:47 AM

Over the past 6 months I’ve written a number of posts with suggestions of what to do or where to go while travelling. However, I realised there isn’t enough advice out there for what NOT to do. Recommendations when travelling are plentiful. Friends, family, blogs and businesses will all suggest an attraction, site or restaurant you ‘have to try’. 

Twelve Things to Remember When Travelling to Boost Your Budget

Yet one of the biggest annoyances for travellers is either coming up against unexpected costs while abroad, or finding out that you got stung badly post return. You may consider yourself a thrifty traveller but many traditional money saving aspects, such as travellers checks, have now gone out of date. Find out how you can use these 12 “No No’s” on your next trip away to realise where you can save money, thus helping you travel smarter for longer.

Read the rest of this entry »