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April 11

Save Money Using Netflix and Stan’s Offline Viewing Function

Posted by on April 11, 2017 at 8:45 AM

Netflix has been popular with Aussies since it hit our shores with the service now boasting as many as 6 million subscribers. The love doesn’t stop there either because many fans enjoy Stan too, the Aussie native service that competes with Netflix by offering its own unique library titles, both national and international.

Save Money Using Netflix and Stan’s Offline Viewing Function

Now many of us will feel it necessary to fork out for unlimited broadband packages to fuel our Netflix or Stan binge watching, but with so much TV being watched it’s difficult to keep it always over broadband. Busy lives may cause us to continue watching on the go and this is why you could save yourself hundreds of dollars and still finish that cliffhanger ending.

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April 10

The Best Value for Money Showbags at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

Posted by on April 10, 2017 at 8:35 AM

Those of you who attend the annual Sydney Royal Easter show may share in the excitement of their notorious showbags. These bags of fun have been a token part of the event since the early 1900’s, with recent years hosting as many as 400 different bags at different price points from $3 and up to $30.

The Best Value for Money Showbags at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

The amount of choice can be overwhelming when making a decision, so we are going to make the decision easier for you, by showing you which showbag offers the best value for money and those that offer the worst.

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February 24

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Useful Household Items

Posted by on February 24, 2017 at 8:34 AM

This week we are focusing on everyday items that can be found around the house that can be used to help achieve a number of daily tasks. Whether its repurposing soda cans or finding something better to do with your left over grocery bags, we have an idea for them all.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Useful Household Items

The main purpose for re-using these items is to help us all save money by not buying additional products to do things that these household items can do just as effectively. If you have any tips or tricks to share with us, please feel free to use the comments section at the end of this article.

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December 6

Woolworths and Australia Post Partnership save Customers Money

Posted by on December 6, 2016 at 8:22 AM

Woolworths has partnered with Australia Post in efforts to encourage more customers to visit their stores. Aldi is applying immense pressure on the industry and with the announcement of Amazon Fresh hitting our shores next year, it’s no wonder Coles and Woolies are going to great lengths to retain our attention.

Woolworths and Australia Post Partnership save Customers Money

Woolworths will be the first supermarket to offer customers the ability to combine their online shopping with their supermarket run. The plan is to roll out 500 Australia Post 24/7 parcel lockers into stores across the country, to allow you to collect your deliveries from instore.

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November 17

Kindle Unlimited Launches in Australia, but Is It worth It?

Posted by on November 17, 2016 at 8:28 AM

Amazon has launched its Kindle Unlimited subscription service in Australia and for many ebook readers it’s considered the Netflix for books. The service offers customers access to over one million titles for a monthly subscription fee.

Kindle Unlimited Launches in Australia, but Is It worth It?

Whilst the service offers an abundance of reading material, is its offering as good as other countries? After launching over two years ago in the United States Amazon still has left parts out of the Australian launch such as audiobooks, plus it’s more expensive than some TV subscriptions. Therefore we ask the question, what type of reader is this service good value for money?

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September 15

Save Money for a New Smartphone with These Money Saving Apps

Posted by on September 15, 2016 at 8:41 AM

In the fortnight we have witnessed numerous scandals across the smartphone industry. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has had a global recall due to exploding batteries and the latest Apple iPhone 7 has been slandered for looking the same as the past two years models and only adding water resistance but nothing else.

Save Money for a New Smartphone with These Money Saving Apps

If you are feeling like the massive amounts of money required to buy these new handsets is a little daunting then why not hold onto your device for one more year, save money and put it towards a more desirable smartphone in 2017. These are some of the best money saving apps in Australia that make saving simple and manageable from your mobile phone.

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September 8

Replacing or Refunding your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in Australia

Posted by on September 8, 2016 at 8:31 AM

Samsung Australia has revealed details about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 safety recall after the news that certain devices had become unsafe. If you have purchased one of these devices recently and are worried your handset may suffer the same fate as the exploding battery stories that have been surfacing online, then continue reading to find all you need to know about returning or refunding your device.

Replacing or Refunding your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in Australia

All customers are entitled to a replacement, repair or refund, including eBay purchases, post-paid mobile plans and grey market imports. This way you can ensure that you get a new device that is safe and can feel confident in charging it without it bursting into flames like other devices have. To put things into perspective however, there have been less than 100 reported incidents out of one million unites sold.

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July 27

Working Out: Cheap Personal Fitness Options

Posted by on July 27, 2016 at 8:02 AM

Working out and staying fit is on most people’s agendas, but a gym membership can be expensive. So how can you find different ways to exercise cheaply? Well, if a standard gym membership is out of your budget’s range currently, then you’ll be happy to hear that there are plenty of low-cost or even free solutions you can have access too. 

Working Out: Cheap Personal Fitness Options

The likes of public or non-profit centres can be a great solution and even bodyweight exercise in the park can be just as effective when done correctly. The guys over at Canstar Blue put the average cost of gym membership at $72 per month and if that’s a cost you would like to avoid then looking at your local green or recreational areas will certainly provide some more affordable options.

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May 4

Avoid Traffic and save on Fuel with the Surprisingly Effective Waze App

Posted by on May 4, 2016 at 8:38 AM

Everybody hates sitting in traffic, especially me, so when I found out about this app that helps avoid the jams, I was ecstatic. If you were out in the city in your car over the long weekend then I’m pretty sure you’ll be interested in trying it out. Called Waze, this mobile application will not only help you steer clear of any road congestion but also save you money on fuel as a result.

Avoid Traffic and save on Fuel with the Surprisingly Effective Waze App

Waze has been around for a while, thus it’s tried and tested in the market. Plus the fact that Google were interested enough to buy it (and now run it) is even more reassuring for drivers. The cherry on top of the cake is that it’s free to download too.

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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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April 4

The Best Budgeting and Money Saving Apps of 2016

Posted by on April 4, 2016 at 8:14 AM

2016 has started out to be a good year generally across the global market place. Companies are reporting positive sales figures, the property market is moving in the right direction and tourism and travel have been on the rise too. All signs of a growing economy. So with more money spinning around the world it’s about time we started focussing on saving more of it with less strain via smartphone apps that do all the hard work for us. 

The Best Budgeting and Money Saving Apps of 2016

It’s time to set new goals, make new financial plans and hopefully begin more targeted budgets. This year is no exception and with modern technology and smartphone apps making leaps and bounds in terms of progress, you will be happy to hear that there are numerous financial apps out there to help you keep on track. Here’s my list of the top budgeting and money saving apps available on the market today.

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April 1

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (April Week 1)

Posted by on April 1, 2016 at 8:22 AM

Those of you looking for free forms of education will be happy to know that we have both language based learning here for you today and interior design. If you don’t fancy learning anything new this week but do feel like supporting a good cause, then we also have one of the noblest freebies we’ve had this year (surrounding the fight against homophobia in sports). Your weekly lineup of free goodies are from the following companies:

Weekly Lineup of the Top Australian Freebies (April Week 1)

☆  Toluna

☆  Amart / Rebel Sports Stores

☆  IKEA

☆  Amazon AU

☆  Krispy Kreme

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March 25

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

Posted by on March 25, 2016 at 8:35 AM

I didn’t seem to find the time last week to apply for any freebies, so I’m happy that this week’s lineup has a great range on offer (and can help all of us save money). If you want to stick it to Telstra in light of yet more service outages, then they’ve got another free data day coming up. For pet owners, Best Friends are providing free pet checks but I don’t want to give away too much so without further ado, here’s who’s filling this week’s Freebie Fridays list:

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

 

☆  Four Seasons

☆  Toluna

☆  Best Friends

☆  Telstra

☆  Moo.com.au

 

 

 

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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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March 11

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

Posted by on March 11, 2016 at 8:35 AM

There are plenty of freebies to choose from this week and if you don’t find everything you are looking for, then you can head over to the Buckscoop freebies webpage to explore more alternatives. Today we have a selection of technology options all the way through to simple bathing products.

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

Expect to see free products from the likes of the telco giant Telstra, Aveeno which is a health and beauty brand, Toluna with their weekly offering, Google Play and a new entrant, namely Coles Express.

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