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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 20

Kaufland a Weird Aldi Style Discount Store Is Coming to Australia

Posted by on March 20, 2017 at 8:29 AM

None of you may have heard of Kaufland before, but we wouldn’t blame you either because it’s big in places like Bulgaria and other eastern European countries. The big supermarket chain has announced that it is coming to Australia, its first English speaking country to date.

Kaufland a Weird Aldi Style Discount Store Is Coming to Australia

Kaufland stores are different to those of Aldi because they are usually 20,000 square meters in size, that’s 15 times larger than Aldi and five times larger than a big Coles or Woolworths. The large discount store is known for cheap money saving deals and discounts, holding roughly 40,000 items compared to Aldi’s 1,300 different products.

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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 6

Discount Store TK Maxx Plans to Launch in Australia next Month

Posted by on March 6, 2017 at 8:40 AM

If the wake of Amazon coming to Australian hasn’t scared department store managers enough, then the arrival of discount store TK Maxx should get their minds whirling. The traditional retail market is about to get an abrupt arrival from the global discount chain renowned for its bargain designer brand offerings.

Discount Store TK Maxx Plans to Launch in Australia next Month

TK Maxx plans to launch in April this year by opening 35 stores under a new business model that many Australians haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing in their home country before. We are looking forward to a more H&M, Top Shop and Zara style shopping experience that may save money in the hundreds.

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February 28

Australian Supplement Industry Changes Could save Us Millions

Posted by on February 28, 2017 at 8:46 AM

The stimulus for this article came from the new labels that were proposed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and how much these supplements we take actually do for us. These new labels are aimed to separate the good from the bad, with the bad representing the pills that do very little for us and waste our money.

Australian Supplement Industry Changes Could save Us Millions

Our greatest hope is that the new system helps people across Australia save money by being better educated with more accurate labels on supplement bottles. The proposed changes not only offer the potential to save Australian millions of dollars, it will make our country a world leader in complementary medicine regulations.

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February 16

How to save Money Building a Personal Computer

Posted by on February 16, 2017 at 8:15 AM

Those enthusiasts out there who enjoy building a more superior machine compared to what can be bought off the shelf, may know a few of these money saving tricks. Although you can’t consider yourself a true guru unless you know every tip there is.

How to save Money Building a Personal Computer

Today we are looking at how you can build a PC without having to spend a cent more than is necessary. Whether you’re aim is to build a basic every day computer or you’re building a gaming rig, we look at the smart computer tips to keep costs and save money wherever possible.

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February 7

Best Value for Money Foods – Cost per Calorie

Posted by on February 7, 2017 at 8:45 AM

A balanced diet will be drawn from a range of different types of food mainly fruits, vegetables and also beans. Other food groups don’t offer as much variety, but mixing things up will ensure a varied and healthy diet. At the same time we want to focus on saving money supermarket shopping.

Best Value for Money Foods – Cost per Calorie

We are going to look at how you can spend less at the supermarket whilst still eating a healthy diet and getting the best value for money based on calorie consumption. This information will help you plan your weeks meals along with your grocery shopping to save money.

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February 6

Using Your Smartphone Photos to Pay for Your next Smartphone

Posted by on February 6, 2017 at 8:58 AM

Did you know that there are services out there that can help you earn some extra cash when you upload your smartphone photos. There are a number of websites and apps online that allow you to upload photographs you have taken and who give you commission for each one purchased.

Using Your Smartphone Photos to Pay for Your next Smartphone

These platforms are equally suitable for amateurs and professionals and it can be done in your spare time or as a serious, professional, self-employed route too. Below is a list of some of the most popular platforms available online and what you differs them from the competition. If used successfully, you could save money off your next smartphone by getting your current one to pay for by exchanging photos for currency.

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January 30

Save Hundreds of Dollars by Avoiding Expensive Flight Booking Mistakes

Posted by on January 30, 2017 at 8:26 AM

Travelling by flight for either business or pleasure can prove expensive if done incorrectly. There is no reason to pay full price if you know how to save money booking flights as long as you know how to avoid the following mistakes.

Save Hundreds of Dollars by Avoiding Expensive Flight Booking Mistakes

Common reasons for a flight being expensive can sometimes be no fault of your own, but we wan’t to help you recognise when you can avoid these mistakes to give you the best money saving opportunities. You can start straight away on your very next booking.

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January 26

Save Money on Expensive Software with Free Alternatives

Posted by on January 26, 2017 at 8:25 AM

There are so many powerful software programs out there today and they know they can charge companies big bucks, but if you haven’t got a company buying your software for you or you don’t have the budget, tools like Photoshop can seem expensive. Pro Tools, Maya and even the latest version of Windows can prove costly.

Save Money on Expensive Software with Free Alternatives

In efforts to save money we are going to look at free software that can be considered as an alternative to buying these expensive programs. This is your opportunity to get your work done to a similar level but with completely free software instead.

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January 24

Save over $1,000 per Year with These Fridge Tips and Tricks

Posted by on January 24, 2017 at 8:40 AM

One of the most efficient ways to instantly save money is to stop wasting food. The Australian government conducted a study revealing that we waste up to 523kg of the food produce that we buy each year due to it perishing. Whilst there is waste in all links of the supply chain, on average we throw away roughly $1,036 worth of food each year.

Save over $1,000 per Year with These Fridge Tips and Tricks

That figure put into perspective is too much money to be spent on wilted lettuce and leftover pizza etc. You can take back control of this waste by managing your kitchen and more importantly your fridge better. You could save $3,000 per year by following these simple kitchen and fridge tips and tricks.

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January 23

Save Money on Faulty Gifts by Knowing Your Consumer Rights

Posted by on January 23, 2017 at 8:51 AM

At some point you may have received a dodgy gift and there is no doubt you have also received the same list of excuses as to why retail staff won’t give you a refund. Yet as you clear away all the clutter from Christmas and New Year it’s a good idea to educate yourself on your customer rights, so you can return that dodgy gift and get your money back.

Save Money on Faulty Gifts by Knowing Your Consumer Rights

Those of you who have received a faulty gadget or problematic gift will be able to save money if you speak up. Today we are going to focus on Australian consumer law and what you’re entitled to when dealing with retailers and returns.

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January 10

A Value for Money Comparison of Australia’s Biggest Gym Chains

Posted by on January 10, 2017 at 9:09 AM

The average price of a monthly gym membership across the country is $65 with people in their 30’s spending the most at $70 per month. However, what defines a good value for money gym when there are so many to choose from. We want to look at our usage, what the gym has to offer and other key areas to determine value for money.

A Value for Money Comparison of Australia’s Biggest Gym Chains

Our personal goals will also dictate value for money because whilst some may love to put their head down and jump on the treadmill, others may enjoy the social aspects of the gym. We define value by looking at equipment, staff, social atmosphere, membership perks and a range of others and how the gyms compare against each other with help from an industry professional. Our aim is to help you understand if you are at the best gym available, whether you could save money by changing company and what deals and discounts are available to take advantage of.

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January 9

Save Money on Gold Jewellery by Knowing the Different Qualities

Posted by on January 9, 2017 at 8:47 AM

Buying Jewellery is always expensive, but did you know that there are ways to save money on your next purchase by educating yourself on the different qualities. Instead of buying solid gold for example you could buy something that looks the same quality but is only gold-filled.

Save Money on Gold Jewellery by Knowing the Different Qualities

Today we are going to look at the difference between gold plated, gold vermeil and gold-filled jewellery and how you can save money on jewellery, by buying something that looks as good for considerably less. Learning the differences between these types of gold jewellery can help you save hundreds of dollars in a single purchase.

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