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Shop around for your electric that's if you get a choice, speak to the landlord or landlady if you see a good deal...power is going up and there are some good deals from the smaller players out there.
We shop off the specials that we get in the post....they have some great offers we then set our evening meals from there.
Also if your rental does not have internet, can use wifi at library for free if you sign up for half an hour or their pcs for an hours. There are also a lot lot of computer shops here that let you use the internet at cheap prices ( I used to pay $4 for an hour).
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Lol! Tight-Arse Tuesday is great...lots of places offer discounts so it's always worth asking!
Why oh why has no one mentioned the fab 10c we get back from each bottle, can, fruit box, ice coffee tetra pack ( only the individual sizes) etc we recycle? If you can't be bothered, get the kids to do it! It's good for the environment AND your pocket!
Freecycle is a good website for picking stuff up...like Trading Post only so much cheaper!
If your favourite slab is on cheap at your favourite bottlo, ask if they will keep a few for you. I know some will if you are a 'valued' (cough!) customer.
If you have too many lemons or whatever growing, offer them to neighbours/friends/appropriate local businesses and see what you get back
Don't sniff at your local op shop (or even better the op shops in swanky pants areas ) . Some can be a bit pricey but you might be surprised at what you can find...from school uniforms to new clothes to kitchen stuff, furniture etc.
If you want to buy something from Target or wherever and you can wait...try because if you are careful you need never pay full price by buying when the item your heart desires is on sale. Sales are pretty frequent.
Hmmmn, I have mentioned alcohol, op shops, refunds on bottles.... do I sound slightly, er, cheap?
great idea for a thread, Diane!
Ooh! Ooh! Check the papers for booksales or plant sales! You can save a fortune!
If you like charity shops, visit Salvos stores. There about 20 stores around Adelaide. or Save the children and Australian Red Cross. A lot of quality second hands.
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Yeah my OH has a VOIP phone line via internet and it suits him fine. You can easily make phone calls via skype nowadays so there is no really need for an old style landlines imho
Just thought of another one! Cleanskin wines. Available at most bottle shops (off licenses as I still can't help calling them) and a lot of wineries too. Lots cheaper than "labelled" wine, if you don't mind buying something you don't know the name of: you are told the region it comes from, the grape variety (usually) and alcohol content (hic). Once you get to know some of the areas, you can pick up some real bargains, for instance I don't think I've ever had a bad drop of red from the Coonawarra region, so whenever I see Connawarra cleanskins I stock up bigtime!
There are also a couple of websites I use such as www.getwinesdirect.com which often has "buy one case get another free" deals (or once, memorably, a "Buy One Case Get TWO Free" deal!) which can bring the price of a bottle of wine down to about $5.
Unfortunately they haven't yet introduced the "10c refund on recycling" thing on wine bottles - heaven knows why not.... I think it's time for us wine drinkers to lobby the state government....
Sometimes the grass will appear greener on the other side because it has been fertilised by bull****
You're right about the bananas - lets not go there :(
Cant believe no one has said Rite Price! - Im aware RitePrice is not for everyone - ome things in there are terrible (frosty paws lol) but a lot of this stuff is past its sell by date but not its use by date. and even the things that are well out of date are still edible like sweeties and carbonated drinks.
Im loving the libraries too - they are great here and are still open - unlike the ones at home.
I have heard that Barnacle Bills is a bit expensive.
The central markets are wonderful - even if they're not always cheap they are geat to walk around - In the foodcourt opposite the central markets (the one with the giant panda) is a chinese have-what-ever-you-want plate for $6.50 :D