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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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April 7

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: 2016 Smartphone Flagship Tips and Tricks

Posted by on April 7, 2017 at 8:02 AM

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has recently been launched and the product is expected to reach our stores within the next month. The market excitement may have your fingers twitching to buy it, so we are going to look at some of the best hacks you can achieve with your 2016 smartphone in efforts to save you money by showing you it’s still a great device and there is no need to upgrade, straight away.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: 2016 Smartphone Flagship Tips and Tricks

Mobile device manufacturers always charge a premium when the launch a device. Therefore if we can at least show you some new hacks on your current device it might help you hold out a little longer until your dream device drops in price. Today we are going to look at the Samsung Galaxy S7, Apple iPhone 7 Plus, LG G6, Huawei Mate 9 and the Google Pixel XL.

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April 3

Money Saving Tips for the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2017

Posted by on April 3, 2017 at 8:34 AM

That time of year has come again and this year the Sydney Royal Easter show runs from Thursday 6th to Wednesday 19th April. This family fun filled event can be a great occasion for everyone to enjoy, but it can also be costly too.

Money Saving Tips for the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2017

Standard entry tickets for a family of four consisting of two adults and two kids can cost more than $120 and that’s without any rides. So, if you feel like spending less this year then we have some great money saving tips that will make your experience more cost effective so you can enjoy yourself more.

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March 31

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Entertaining Kids

Posted by on March 31, 2017 at 8:18 AM

If you have the responsibility of looking after children at any point during the week or weekend, it can be tough to keep them entertained and mentally stimulated. That’s why this week we are going to look at some fun and educational ways to keep the kids occupied rather than simply letting them binge watch cartoons and play computer games.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Entertaining Kids

The following hacks are money saving ideas that you can use at home, which require a few household items and your energy. You may be able to distract your kids long enough to forget the latest toy that they want or console game they saw on TV. Good luck.

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March 30

Untrustworthy Comparison Websites That Hide the True Money Saving Deals

Posted by on March 30, 2017 at 8:22 AM

Trust is something large companies are taking advantage of more in recent years because the ‘lazy tax’ is worth billions of dollars to them each year. The companies we rely on take advantage of us knowing that we are less likely to shop around for mortgages, credit cards, insurance and utilities if they keep us slightly happy.

Untrustworthy Comparison Websites That Hide the True Money Saving Deals

Those of you intending to shop around for better rates may consider using a comparison website to find the best deals. Well, you may get taken for another ride by using these websites too. Comparison websites promise to save you money by finding the best deals online, but we’ve got some information to share with you that will change your opinion.

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March 24

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Computer and Online Tricks

Posted by on March 24, 2017 at 8:11 AM

Over the past couple of weeks we have applied a slight focus onto how to save money with your technology and tips and tricks to improve our experiences with them. To continue under this theme, today we are going to look at the hacks you can apply to your computer and online use, under the friendly form of the word hack.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Computer and Online Tricks

We are not teaching anyone how to hack a computer or website here, we simply mean how to improve your experience with your laptop, computer or online website use. We are going to look at how using certain websites can help you find money saving deals on websites like eBay or how certain tricks can improve your Wi-Fi signal strength and more.

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March 23

Money Saving Tips to Consider When Taking out Insurance

Posted by on March 23, 2017 at 8:48 AM

Gone are the days when staying loyal to your insurance provider would mean that you could save money. The new style of marketing from insurance providers has created an industry of money saving deals and discounts for new customers only. If you change every year you could receive a much better deal.

Money Saving Tips to Consider When Taking out Insurance

Insurance is a necessary evil, but when you receive letters saying ‘why is your insurance going up when you haven’t made a claim’ it really makes you hate the company. Therefore in an effort to fight back, Buckscoop is going to arm you with money saving tips and advice to bring power back to the people in the battle against insurance.

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March 21

Computer Problems and How to save Money When They Happen

Posted by on March 21, 2017 at 8:43 AM

The computer is something we have all become accustomed to over the past 20 years, whether it’s for work, pleasure or both. Problems and annoying error messages come as part of the package and dealing with them could result in spending hundreds of dollars with expensive computer maintenance guys when you could possibly save money and fix the issue yourself with a little patience.

Computer Problems and How to save Money When They Happen

Losing data can be one of the biggest worries for most of us so with this in mind we are going to look at some of the most common computer issues experienced by the masses. Then we will explore the options you have available to you, to resolve the issue by yourself and hopefully offer you an opportunity to save money where it counts.

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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 16

It’s Completely Possible to save Money Eating Healthy Food

Posted by on March 16, 2017 at 8:34 AM

Healthy food options can cost more and it can often be misinterpreted that living healthily is only for those who can afford it. This however is not the truth, some ‘superfoods’ may cost more money individually, but at the core of healthy living lies simple whole foods. Living frugally doesn’t have to mean meal deals and microwave dinners.

It’s Completely Possible to save Money Eating Healthy Food

The following ideas are formed around eating healthily whilst at the same time buying cost effectively, even on a small food budget. Today we hope to abolish the idea that eating healthily is expensive, so you too can choose to feed yourself and your family on better quality food.

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March 13

Save Money Upgrading Your Existing Computer Instead of Buying Brand New

Posted by on March 13, 2017 at 9:29 AM

If you read our article a few weeks ago regarding the ability build your own computer for less rather than buying a brand new one, but felt that this route was still too expensive. Today we present the best methods that you can use to upgrade an existing computer to get better value for money.

Save Money Upgrading Your Existing Computer Instead of Buying Brand New

The money saving ideas in today’s blog post will show you how to extend the life of your computer and potentially save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. If you were considering upgrading to an Apple iMac for example this would cost thousands, so before you go shopping, consider these money saving tips and potentially pocket the extra cash.

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March 10

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Home Office Improvements

Posted by on March 10, 2017 at 8:33 AM

Those of you who work from home within your home-office may be missing out on vital ways to improve your workspace, both from a storage capacity / layout point of view and from a money saving aspect. The hack videos that we look at today will help you improve your workspace cost effectively and its space efficiency.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Home Office Improvements

We look at ways to enable you to work more efficiently during those busy periods, how you can implement instant improvements to make your experience more bearable and how a little bit of DIY can greatly enhance both the image and organisation of your home office.

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March 9

The Frugal Movement – Money Saving Tips and Tricks You can Use

Posted by on March 9, 2017 at 8:38 AM

There is a ‘no-spend’ movement happening right now fuelled by the money saving bloggers and others who are sick of spending their money to the beat of the consumer cycle. Those involved are saving thousands of dollars per year and it’s easy to see why others are joining the bandwagon.

The Frugal Movement – Money Saving Tips and Tricks You can Use

Australia has a debt problem and data released by Digital Finance Analytics has revealed that 20% of ‘middle-income’ Australians have no room in their budget for unexpected costs. Even the International Monetary Fund (IMF) last year warned that Australian households were on a dangerous debt binge. This is what others around you are doing to fight the problem head on.

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March 3

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Pet Care Hacks

Posted by on March 3, 2017 at 8:45 AM

Those of you who read our DIY dog hacks article earlier this week may have been wondering why we didn’t cover more pets. This is why today we are going to look at the hacks that can help when caring for your chosen animals. This week we are looking at tips and tricks videos that cover dogs, cats, fish, birds and hamsters.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Pet Care Hacks

The following content is useful for both new pet owners and those with experience too. Whether you need to keep your pet entertained whilst you pop out, or you wish to learn better ways to care for them. We have you covered with today’s pet hacks post.

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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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