Where To Get Free Baby Samples in Australia 2018

As a mum I know all too well how frustrating it is to spend money on expensive baby products that either wind up in the bin, or buried in a box of baby paraphernalia never to be used again! That's where free samples are brilliant. To have the chance to trial products before buying can…

Save Money Buying an Ex-rental Car and Forget Old-fashioned Stigma

There is no doubt that buying a second hand car is better value for money even if you can afford a brand new vehicle. The depreciation of that shiny new forecourt car is so severe that it makes any money saving conscious being, scowl at the idea. Cars can depreciate anywhere between 20-40% as soon…

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Healthy Food Hacks

During those wintery, lazy days indoors about the house, it's easy to resort to foods that are more convenience based, especially when we’re feeling lethargic. Sleeping in later doesn’t help either because it knocks our routine out of sync, but if you plan on fighting the urges with some healthy eating thrown into your weekends…

Popcherry VIP Membership Review – Is it Worth Joining?

If you're a fan of Popcherry clothing but aren't registered with their VIP membership program, this review will help you decide whether it's a good idea or not. What I will say upfront though, is that if you're somebody who likes to cover yourself up in Popcherry fashion then there's a good chance that signing…

Top Five Budget GoPro Hero Alternatives

Lets face it, if you’re going on an active holiday and you want to capture awesome in-motion shots then your smartphone with the ruggedness of an Iced VoVo isn’t really going to cut it. Hence the birth of the GoPro camera, but the cost of some models are ridiculous so the question for many is…

Branded or Generic Drugs, Can You Tell the Difference?

Drugs, what would we do without them? From pain relief and hay fever to life threatening illnesses, all in some form have associated antidotes to lighten the burden on our bodies. Pharmaceutical companies across the planet invest trillions of dollars every year into developing and testing new remedies to solve our human illnesses. When one…

Free Passive Cooling Techniques During the Hot Australian Summer

The mercury has risen across the country and for most of us air conditioning is a must to keep cool. However, even in the cool breeze of your air-con, your conscience is probably reminding you of the environment - not too mention your wallet. If only there were free and efficient ways of keeping your…

Weekend Warrior Wine Deals - Don’t Spill (Wines For Over $1000 A Bottle)

After getting introduced to the basics about grape varieties, interesting wine-facts and of course bargain hunting techniques in the blog posts of the Weekend Warrior Wine Deals series, let’s start the new year by taking a look at some of the most expensive wines available on the market today.  One of the most famous wines…

Bunnings Vs Masters Price War Makes It a Good Time to buy Paint

A closer look at the paint industry will reveal a battle between Wesfarmers’ Bunnings hardware group and the Woolworths-Lowe’s Masters joint venture. This battle may not bother most on a daily basis, but when these two giants are battling for a share of the $3 billion paint industry, its bound to make some noise. We…

Cheap Accommodation Options via Airbnb During This Year's Melbourne Carnival Cup 2014

The Melbourne Carnival Cup is fast approaching and I would like to follow on from my previous post concerning accommodation. The last one encompassed hotel deals available for the duration of the Carnival Cup in Melbourne. However, I would now like to take a different stance on finding accommodation during this busy period. As you…

How to save 10% on Purchases over $300 When Flying out of Australia Using the TRS

Flying to and from Australia whether you’re a visitor or a resident, can sometimes be expensive, so why not utilise the often forgotten/unknown tourist refund scheme to help save those extra few $ for more important purchases. The important element to saving 10% is to understand how the scheme works to avoid any complications. This refund…

Shopping in Australia – The Savvy Savers Guide to the Supermarket Shop

Thousands of Aussies could be out of pocket by hundreds of dollars every week, simply by ignoring supermarket unit prices. As we have referred to in the past, shopping is a big part of our lives, especially food shopping. We are going to show you how to save money when buying groceries, but if your on your way…

Comparison of Outdoor Clothing Retailer Memberships - Kathmandu vs Mountain Designs vs Anaconda

For anyone whose wardrobe features outdoor clothing, this post is for you. I'll be taking a look at the various customer membership programs across three of the largest outdoor clothing/equipment retailers in Australia (Kathmandu, Mountain Designs and Anaconda) to uncover the real value behind their club memberships. Most importantly, figuring out whether or not they're actually…

On the 10th of July, Universal Store opened its doors to the public at Kawana, QLD - celebrating the launch of its 24th store in the country (16th in the state) with 4 days of giveaways and competitions. However, due to the lack of stores in other states, many of us are still limited to…

WineMarket Spoils Online Shoppers With $50 Off Voucher On Cases Of Wine

Listen up wine lovers! WineMarket is likely to be the best place to shop over the coming week or so after we learned about a $50 off voucher that's been made available. You'll need to spend at least $120 but considering it's very rare to get a discount of this magnitude out of them, you…

Big W's and Target's Lacklustre Approach To Click & Collect Leaves Much To Be Desired

Commerce and the internet still have an awkward, anything but the obvious relationship it seems. In fairness this is as true of the rest of the world as it is for us in Australia, but it is frustrating when we see online initiatives crafted into a smooth, working model around the world only to find…

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EFTPOS Gift Cards - Pros and Cons

EFTPOS has been around for much of many of our life times, but more recently EFTPOS gift cards have entered the market, offering consumers a new age in cashless shopping and financial management. EFTPOS gift cards are gift cards that can be used at any store in Australia with an EFTPOS terminal. They can be…

Know the Redemption Restrictions of Your Gift Cards

One of the main reasons why retailers love to issue gift cards, is due to their high profitability resulting from a concept known as "breakage" (as described in my previous gift card post). This refers to the common occurrence whereby the full credit limit of a gift card is not redeemed by the recipient before…

Understanding the Gift Card Market in Australia

The concept of gift cards has been sold as a way of overcoming the problems associated with finding the appropriate gift for an individual and, instead, providing an open-ended option for a specific value. More often than not, people are easily able to identify and associate a ceiling-value for a gift they would like to…

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Shipping Rates In And To Australia

Shipping Rates In And To Australia

Online shopping is all well and good, but when shipping fees in Australia cost more than the item itself, things suddenly don't look so rosy any more. The high price of shipping has been a problem in Australia for a long time, and when it costs less to have a product shipped to your home…