Money

Whether you’re looking for money-saving tips or just ways to lower your weekly grocery spend, have a read of all the popular posts about money, right here on Buckscoop.

Coles Mastercard: What You Need To Know Before Applying

You probably know the Coles Mastercard jingle pretty well (it's hard to forget!), but did you know there are actually a number of different Coles Mastercards on offer? Four of them, in fact! With assorted products come varied features, so it's important to know exactly what each one offers before you commit to one -…

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

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…

Forced Money Saving Tax Free Threshold Strategy

Those of you who struggle to put aside money each month for savings may prefer a technique that forces you to save money instead. Forced savings can be achieved by utilising the Australian Tax Office (ATO) by basically paying over and above what you will likely owe in tax. This forced money saving technique can…

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

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. Whilst the service offers an abundance of reading material, is its offering as good as other countries? After launching…

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…

How to Negotiate a Bargain on JB Hi-Fi Products

JB Hi-Fi is a techie’s playground, with so many technology products available it can be difficult to pull yourself away from all of the offerings. If your desire for tech outweighs your ability to afford it all, then you'll be happy to know that you can actually save money at JB Hi-Fi or receive discounts…

PayPal's Refund Returns Policy Targets Australians Saving You up to $180 on Unwanted Items

Australian shoppers using PayPal can now have more confidence buying online if the goods they've purchased don't live up to expectations. This service is especially rare because Australia is only the third country in the world to receive it, with Canada and France being the other two. Recognised on social media platform by the hashtag…

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…

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…

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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…