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March 27

Loyalty Programs Claim to save Money but Do They Really?

Posted by on March 27, 2017 at 8:19 AM

Loyalty programs may seem like a great idea to buy into because you get rewarded for your continued business with a brand. Wrong, they only really benefit the retailer in the long run because they are not designed to reward us at all in the grand scheme of things. Their main reason for existence is to milk more money from their high-value customers.

Loyalty Programs Claim to save Money but Do They Really?

The worst part about these loyalty programs is that they actually work, with a number of loyalty program websites claiming that their members spend 40% more than standard customers. The following article will explain how they work and how you are getting ripped off if you use one of these programs.

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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 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 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 8

Costco Forces Groceries to Grow in Size at Coles and Woolworths

Posted by on March 8, 2017 at 8:52 AM

If you’ve noticed that things seem to be ‘super-sizing’ at Coles and Woolworths then you are not alone. This is a tactic the supermarkets are using to fend off competition from the large discount supermarket chain Costco.

Costco Forces Groceries to Grow in Size at Coles and Woolworths

Costco is a membership-based retailer that opened its doors in Australia in 2009. If Coles and Woolworths didn’t think Aldi was doing enough damage by itself, the addition of Costco is really hurting their performance. Therefore the growing  maximum packaging sizes of our groceries is a direct result that offer customers greater value for money.

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March 2

Easy to Prepare DIY Dog Treats That save Money

Posted by on March 2, 2017 at 8:35 AM

Dog owners in today’s society value their pets almost as high as humans which in return has fuelled the huge growth in the pet market and has certainly increased the prices of treating our furry friends. There is plenty of choice in the market, but due to the number of recalls we’ve had in recent history on pet food, it can be reassuring to know the ingredients they are actually eating for ourselves.

Easy to Prepare DIY Dog Treats That save Money

Dog treats are incredibly easy to create unlike those for humans, but because we are making them ourselves we know that our furry friends are getting better value for money. Learn these easy money saving dog treats that you can make yourself, but ensure that you check with your veterinarian if your pet has a sensitive digestive system first.

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February 20

Save Money Learning Plumbing Problems That Cost Home Buyers Thousands

Posted by on February 20, 2017 at 8:42 AM

On average, 30% of new homeowners experience some plumbing issue with their new property, all because they didn’t notice problems when viewing and purchasing the place initially. Today we look at the most common plumbing problems that cost home-owners big bucks.

Save Money Learning Plumbing Problems That Cost Home Buyers Thousands

This article will outline what you should look out for when inspecting a property before buying to potentially save thousands of dollars. Noticing issues like these could also save you thousands off the price of your new home by putting you in a better bargaining position.

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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 14

Money Saving Health Checks to Complete on your Roof

Posted by on February 14, 2017 at 8:28 AM

If you don’t live in a new build then it can pay to check the health of your roof at least once a year for any damages. Global warming has been the result of adverse weather conditions and may cause your roof some damage over time.

Money Saving Health Checks to Complete on your Roof

Today we are going to look at some of the roof checks you can do yourself in efforts to save money on hiring roofing professionals. If you have any stories to share, please feel free to use the comments section at the end of the blog to let us know.

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February 10

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Money Saving Gardening Tips

Posted by on February 10, 2017 at 8:43 AM

The weather is warming up and you might feel more inclined to get out into your garden to make it look more appealing for the summer. If that is the case and you consider yourself a bit of a gardener or you like to maintain a vegetable patch then today we’re looking the best hacks you can utilise in the outdoors.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Money Saving Gardening Tips

Save money on gardening equipment by utilising by-products from your everyday shopping, or consider more efficient ways of tending to your vegetable plants. Whatever your needs are, todays hacks will help you become a better gardener whilst saving money at the same time.

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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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February 2

Save Money by Preventing Your Smartphone Eating up Your Data

Posted by on February 2, 2017 at 8:14 AM

Those of you who keep getting caught out by telecoms companies because you’re exceeding your data limits or those of you who would like to save money on their phone bill, will find the following data saving tips useful. Having access to mobile data is the reason many of us now buy expensive smart phones, but this doesn’t mean we need to be locked into spending large amounts of money every month for data too.

Save Money by Preventing Your Smartphone Eating up Your Data

We are going to look at ways to save money on mobile data by limiting our phones from consuming unnecessary amounts. Implementing these tips and tricks should help you remain within your monthly data limits or enable you to move onto a cheaper plan to save money where it counts.

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January 31

When Extended Warranty Can save You Money

Posted by on January 31, 2017 at 8:43 AM

Those of you who have made biggish purchase such as a TV, home appliance or automobile may have been offered an extended warranty, which basically covers repair beyond the manufacturers expiration date, usually by a couple of years. This costs an additional fee and although we are protected by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for a period of time, a warranty can save you money in certain circumstances.

When Extended Warranty Can save You Money

Home appliances and TV’s for example don’t generally break down until we need a new one, so today we’re going to look at when buying an extended warranty might be a good idea and why it might save you money in the future to help you avoid expensive suprises.

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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 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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