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Cheap Online Shopping Australia

It’s time to get money savvy. Bargain hunt, research and save yourself some cash!
You have worked long hours and don’t want your hard earned dollars going down the drain. These days everyone is doing it tough and is trying to get the most bang for their bucks. Cheap online shopping in Australia makes it possible!

Save time and money

Shopping online allows customers to compare, shop and save at the click of a button. No more going from shop to shop, trying to find a parking space and then comparing prices. Online shopping in Australia is convenient and easy!

Many online stores like Crazy Sales offer almost every category of item you could possibly want. They have everything from sporting goods to bedding. Their outdoor & leisure equipment has bargain swimming pools, sunshades and awnings, tents, BBQ pits, lighting and so much more. This not only has the essentials your family needs to go camping or to enjoy the Summer sun, you can do it at affordable prices!

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Parents are typically always on the lookout for babies and kids toys they can put away for Christmas and birthdays. This is especially the case when they are a bargain-basement price and a sale too good to pass up. Bikes, trikes and wooden kitchens are always a winner. No child will turn down a water table, pogo stick or a cubby house and parents won’t turn down a bargain!

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New Year’s brings resolutions; many that won’t be kept and will generally cost you money. Instead of wasting hundreds of dollars buying the best instruments you can (because you plan on becoming the next big thing!), start with something more affordable and if you stick with it, then go big. Crazy Sales has heaps of instruments and accessories at hugely discounted prices!

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Sport and fitness is another area that people seems to spend thousands on. Exercise and health is fantastic but it doesn’t have to cost obscene amounts. You can now get fit at home with fantastically priced sporting equipment such as home gyms, cross trainers and even trampolines. If poor quality is a concern; read the reviews by previous customers on the product you are looking at to put your mind at ease.

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Be smart with your money! Don’t waste it on overpriced products when you have cheap online shopping in Australia available to you.

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  1. SCOTT BRUNSKILL
    22/01/2016 / 12:21 am

    I usually research items I am buying looking for the best bargain so as to save money….I don’t sacrifice quality, however by researching more often than not I find exactly the same item in 2 locations but with a substantial price difference….they say shop around and I do….and it works

  2. Sarah Gifford
    22/01/2016 / 2:41 pm

    A little Banked each week into a savings account,
    Quickly adds up to a decent amount
    So, I check my shop a docket every week,
    and bank the ‘savings’ listed on my receipt.
    I buy second hand wherever I can,
    or swap clothes with friends – no money changes hands
    These tips may not seem like much,
    But they make a big difference when times are rough!

  3. Lynnette Bull
    22/01/2016 / 2:53 pm

    By entering competitions like this one. I saved heaps last year as I won toys for Christmas and a few vouchers for Coles. An extra way I save is through my bills account. I round up all my bills ($56.87 becomes $60 etc) then workout the total monthly amount and divide it by 4 weeks. I put that into the bills account each week. What is so great about it, is that every few months there is actually 5 weeks in a month so every few months you save a whole weeks worth of bills. So if you put $600 into your bills account every week then when a month comes along with 5 weeks in it you instantly save $600. And by rounding up all your bills you are saving a little each week as well.

  4. christine morris
    22/01/2016 / 5:02 pm

    I do not use Credit cards at all, i have an account set up and it automatically takes money from my Pension into a savings account so i do not miss it, as i’m saving for a mattress, and my spare change goes into a money box .

  5. Claire Thrower
    22/01/2016 / 5:17 pm

    I always shop the sales and research any big purchases for the best deals, love my scoopon websites and voucher booklets. Being one income family have to do whatever i can to save money.

  6. Sarah Fleming
    22/01/2016 / 6:02 pm

    I save money by really thinking about every single item I buy or consume. Complacency results in spending more money than you need to and also wastage. It also really pays to know what is a good price for an item and to stock up on everyday items when they come on really good specials.

    I have phoned phone, energy and insurance companies many times over the years to check I am getting the best deal possible (and possibly to haggle a little!). We are also very big on having every appliance possible switched off at the wall, it is amazing how much you pay just to leave items on stand-by.

  7. Caitlyn
    22/01/2016 / 9:09 pm

    1. I buy cheap, unwanted giftcards off giftcard re-sale websites.
    2. I hunt for promo codes before purchasing online.
    3. I plan meals before grocery shopping, to avoid compulsive buying.
    4. I use a budget tracking App.
    5. My employer pays directly into two separate spending and saving accounts.

  8. Amanda
    22/01/2016 / 11:20 pm

    I live by the adage “one person’s trash is another one’s treasure”.
    I barter with friends and family, I buy only second hand and I recycle everything possible for a second use in my home.
    Throughout the year I save thousands in both dollars and landfill. Not to mention the enjoyment I have gained from having to think outside the box especially as I have learnt to improvise.

  9. carly
    22/01/2016 / 11:52 pm

    i kept a spending diary so that i could work out a realistic budget and it helped to cut out unnessesary spending

  10. Rachel K
    23/01/2016 / 3:55 am

    I have a “save money” friend. We share tips, enjoy cheap nights out and borrow from each other. We also compete against each other to see who saves the most.

  11. Ashley Beech
    23/01/2016 / 8:21 am

    I give my nan money to put away for me…it’s not ready to access in a separate savings account and she doesn’t give in to me because she’s well lived and has a lot more common sense than I do!

  12. Lucia Saal
    23/01/2016 / 8:33 am

    I save money in a number of way…first I reuse products whenever I can like zip bags if I only had bread stored in them, I will give them a rinse. I also switched to non-chemical cleaning so no more buy expensive, dangerous chemicals. We also have a piggy bank which we put all our spare change. This adds up quickly so we will use that for a special treat (dinner out, movies, or maybe a vacation?!). There are many more ways but those are a few.

  13. Melissa K
    23/01/2016 / 10:37 am

    Write a budget and a weekly meal planner,
    know where your money going and what is for dinner.
    Loose change in the money jar, it all adds up and by the end of the year it will go far.
    Weekly money into a high interest savings account, can add up to a decent amount.
    Do the weekly shop online, from a shopping list and search for discount codes too,
    No impulse buys, I save so much, yes I do!

  14. shadow88
    23/01/2016 / 10:48 am

    I just use all hubbys money instead – lol!

  15. Lesleigh S
    23/01/2016 / 12:09 pm

    I make sure I know my prices before I leave the house

  16. Narelle Abbie
    23/01/2016 / 5:05 pm

    I put all of my change into a money tin that I cannot open without a can opener, at the end of the year I open it and use it towards christmas gifts

  17. Dianne Muller
    23/01/2016 / 5:24 pm

    My daughter and I have come to an agreement that if I cook dinner for her we can eat it too .
    So I save about $80.00 a week buying dinner foods it works so well for both of us.

  18. sharron
    23/01/2016 / 5:32 pm

    slowly work your way upto bulk buying when things on special you do not need huge freezer or large wardrobes apart from fresh vegetables i can easily shop 4-6 weeks saves heaps and more time for me. may take upto 1 year but you will notice the difference quickly and watch how much you can save

  19. Lea Anita Black
    23/01/2016 / 11:41 pm

    I save money each week with my smart idea! I shop locally from Woolworths and Coles, I look at both stores catalogues and look for the specials. I go to each store and buy what is needed that is on special in each store! I always save heaps!

  20. Brigitte P
    24/01/2016 / 10:59 am

    1. Op-shops are brilliant for clothes, shoes, bags, books and other knick-knacks! I always find brilliant things and I love that I am recycling as well as saving cash.
    2. Grocery shopping is much cheaper in particular suburbs, especially for fruit and veg, and it is well worth the trip to save big on food items.
    3. We throw our coins in a money jar; this adds up big time over a year!
    4. For socialising, going out for lunch or brunch with friends rather than dinner usually works out cheaper. I also purchase movie tickets from RACV (almost half price!) and get tickets for other events through lasttix.com.au. If I am really broke – looking online for free events in the city!
    5. I have been entering competitions since November last year and this has proved to be a fun hobby, as well as surprisingly profitable!

  21. Racheal M
    24/01/2016 / 11:58 am

    Got rid of all my credit cards and hire purchases, shop to a list using catalogue specials and local stores, save everything left over each week to a savings account which adds to my regular savings. I put away a set amount for my bills each week to an interest bearing account so I earn on my money for the bills rather than trying to find a large sum to cover costs, this also allows me to pay by the due date for an extra discount. I buy second hand clothing some of the time or when discounted/sales are on. I also allow a myself an occasional treat to avoid a big splurge occuring

  22. Racheal M
    24/01/2016 / 11:59 am

    Got rid of all my credit cards and hire purchases, shop to a list using catalogue specials and local stores, save everything left over each week to a savings account which adds to my regular savings. I put away a set amount for my bills each week to an interest bearing account so I earn on my money for the bills rather than trying to find a large sum to cover costs, this also allows me to pay by the due date for an extra discount. I buy second hand clothing some of the time or when discounted/sales are on. I also allow a myself an occasional treat to avoid a big splurge occurring

  23. rachel s
    24/01/2016 / 12:19 pm

    im naturally not a good saver so i have an automatic payment straight into my savings account!

  24. 24/01/2016 / 12:19 pm

    We save money by sticking to a budget (most of the time). We buy food when it is on clearance. We cook cheap meals and we shop at Op Shops.

  25. Ern
    24/01/2016 / 2:09 pm

    Absolutely never any impulse buying. Always shop, especially in the supermarket, with a list. And if any of us see something on sale, and want to buy it, the rule is to walk away. Think about if we really do need it, or just want it because it’s so cheap. This method not only stops us wasting money, but reduces the amount of crap that accumulates in the house, eventually on the hard rubbish pile.

  26. Di
    24/01/2016 / 2:17 pm

    If I can’t afford something, I don’t buy it. It is that simple.
    I have no desire to keep up with the ‘Jones’s’ so to speak and happily live within my limits.
    Have never had a credit card, always saving up to buy required or desired items in cash. And cash does talk, it gives you the power to haggle, having never paid full price for anything…..even sale items can go lower, you’d be surprised. Always ask for a discount, and if no further discount can be given, ask for additional items to be thrown in. Saving comes naturally to me, I had our 30 year mortgage paid off in 7 years, purely by putting in every extra dollar we could, every other day. It works, I am proof 🙂

  27. Anne
    24/01/2016 / 2:33 pm

    I save money by having (and sticking to) a good weekly budget. That budget covers the bills, food, entertainment and all kid’s expenses but also includes putting money into our savings account so we can buy bigger items, travel, cover emergency expenses etc. as the need arises and without having to resort to using the credit card or getting a loan.

  28. Janine Gardiner
    24/01/2016 / 3:04 pm

    Probably my biggest money saver is dyeing and streaking my own hair. I buy a hair dye and measure out equal amounts of dye and activator into a bowl then use a dye brush to do my roots, so each hair dye lasts for four times. I also do my own streaks by following you tube videos. It’s been so successful I’ve had people ask where I get my hair done coz they like it and its really quite easy, so don’t be scared to try it. Big, no huge savings, especially when there are more important things to buy and pay.

  29. Nicole kent
    24/01/2016 / 4:29 pm

    I put a secret amount of money into a seperate bank account each week. That money I put aside for family holidays. How much or how little we have determines where we go!!!!

  30. Kate Slack
    24/01/2016 / 5:45 pm

    I check out all the weekly offers in the supermarkets for my regular items, shopping around is always better for your budget than being loyal to one store.

  31. Rebecca H
    24/01/2016 / 6:08 pm

    I have a set budget that I work with all the time, but sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances it can get out a little out of wack, especially for those things like when the car needs fixing ect .
    I will shop at different supermarkets to save money, although this may not save on time, it does save me money which is my ultimate goal.
    I like to budget and plan for birthdays and school holidays throughout the year as they can become costly as well.

  32. Amanda
    24/01/2016 / 7:55 pm

    I don’t buy anything that isn’t meal or survival related unless I have discussed it with hubby. If we can convince each other we need it- we get it after looking for the best deals. Shopping at Aldi and not buying any snack packets saves us so much!

  33. james pizzey
    24/01/2016 / 8:05 pm

    worse mistake in my life 30 years of watching my money going up in smoke the gave up 11 years not smoking thats how i save

  34. Jade
    24/01/2016 / 8:08 pm

    The only possible way this mumma can save money is avoiding the shops! Too many tempting treats.

  35. karina l
    24/01/2016 / 8:34 pm

    I live by one motto; NO SALE, NO BUY!

  36. Stacey Shailer
    24/01/2016 / 10:38 pm

    My dad told me ‘If your outgoings exceed your income, your upkeep will be your downfall’. So I made a budget and stick to it!

  37. Jennifer B.
    24/01/2016 / 11:27 pm

    My tip to supplement the bank,
    Our lawn became garden, installed a rainwater tank,
    We grow copious vegies, fruit trees too…
    Free organic produce and exercise! Easy to do!

  38. Kelly Arndt
    25/01/2016 / 3:14 am

    I save all my gold coins in a large jar,
    And every month I do a count,
    What looks like useless shrapnel in your purse,
    Can add up to a surprising amount!
    Those little gold coins are our ‘extras’,
    That we have saved for that ‘rainy day’,
    When an unexpected bill crops up,
    That we couldn’t otherwise pay!
    We don’t take holidays often,
    But that jar pays for the occasional one,
    Because sometimes you need to stop counting pennies,
    And have a little family fun!
    Kids grow up so quickly,
    And too soon, they’ll fly away from me,
    I want them to have wonderful memories,
    Of us all as a family.

  39. Linda
    25/01/2016 / 9:27 am

    I have a budget every week that I have to work with!

  40. Paula h
    25/01/2016 / 9:34 am

    I save money by shopping alone! When I bring the kids with me, guarantee the bill will be double than normal.

  41. sarah mary
    25/01/2016 / 11:54 am

    Budgeting is key and ive learnt this the hard way. We don’t put anything on credit. If we don’t have the money, or enough for a sufficient deposit if we are lay buying, then we add to the wish list and try to work out ways to save up for it.

  42. Melissa Davis
    25/01/2016 / 12:42 pm

    Research! By doing your research before buying a product you can save yourself time and money (& gives you pointers to haggle!).

  43. blak hogan
    25/01/2016 / 2:41 pm

    With a budget, I try not to sway,
    only what we need, I pay!
    Shopping online, we do
    saves buying extras, no queue.
    Specials we get, and stock up
    needed items, we have backup.
    a xmas account, putting $10 each week
    the end of the year, presents to peek.

  44. Carly Hessey
    25/01/2016 / 9:52 pm

    I shop at ‘unique boutiques’ (best known as op-shops) for clothes, a few alterations create vintage sensations, and money can’t buy those!

  45. Angela Kelly
    26/01/2016 / 12:36 am

    I have chickens!!! Best buy ever, the kids love collecting the eggs and I haven’t spent a dollar on eggs in over a year – that adds up! Kids have suggested we buy a cow……that is NOT going to happen!

  46. Fabian S
    26/01/2016 / 10:55 am

    Whenever you get a $2 coin place it into a Coke Can. When the can is full it will contain about $600.
    $600 IS NOT SMALL CHANGE. Kids will love collecting coins and saving for something they really want too.

  47. Alyssa Robertson
    26/01/2016 / 11:27 am

    As a new homebuyer, I know every savings trick in the book, but my easiest is to to pay for everything in cash, and then save all the $2 I come across. I don’t notice the loss of $2 but by the end of the year, I have a nice little bit of money for christmas presents, christmas lunch and the expenses of the holiday season – without getting into debt. Simple and easy, and so effective!

  48. Madison Captain
    26/01/2016 / 2:51 pm

    I plan out meals before the week begins so that when I go to the supermarket I’m not just buying a bunch of stuff to make “something” when I get home.
    It also allows me to plan a budget for food for the week!

  49. amanda g
    26/01/2016 / 7:08 pm

    Instead of going out for a coffee with my friends , we each take turns of having coffee and a chat at home. Its more relaxed, kid and budget friendly too! Every little bit counts!

  50. Jacky B
    26/01/2016 / 7:27 pm

    I love receiving parcels, its one of the reasons I shop online the other reasons are: value, shopping when I like and no parking stress!

  51. Christy
    26/01/2016 / 11:13 pm

    I’ve learned to recognise, and admit to myself my money flaws and strengths and develop strategies for dealing with them.
    My most powerful tool is the ‘Do we really need it?’ question. A hard thing to ask yourself when you want something, but know the answer will be a resounding ‘no’. Then I congratulate myself on my ‘win’ in not spending – never on my perceived ‘sacrifice’.

  52. Teresa Clark
    27/01/2016 / 12:09 pm

    Wait till what i want is on sale, ask for a discount or their best price or if they can add something in with the purchase, search online for the best deal.

  53. Amy B
    27/01/2016 / 1:59 pm

    Buying items that’s are discounted as they have reached there best before date saves me loads.I also buy toys on sale or reduced because of damaged packaging or being discontinued,throughout the year do when Christmas comes there is not much left to buy.

  54. Anthea Cornish
    27/01/2016 / 2:59 pm

    Hi there, i looked at your website and am amazed at the amount of discounted goods. Will definately be shopping here and telling my friends.

  55. Craig
    28/01/2016 / 12:55 am

    It would be great to buy some things that you have to sell.

  56. Natalie Murnane
    28/01/2016 / 9:52 am

    I cook. I make all the kids biscuits and slice and bars for school and I write shopping lists and stick to it. I scan the catalogue and buy an extra if it’s on sale. I saved enough for our holiday next 2 weeks for 5 people.

  57. Melinda Bolitho
    28/01/2016 / 12:35 pm

    Shop around – there’s always a bargain to be found.
    Pay your accounts on time, keep ahead of things!
    It’s never nice when the debt collectors have to ring.
    Buy in bulk & store it up.
    You can never have enough toilet paper, more than less is always safer!
    Keep hubby occupied so the hardware stores don’t have to!
    One meal when out is often plenty for two!

  58. Amelia Kingston
    28/01/2016 / 5:41 pm

    I buy my shopping on reduced to clear and cook around whatever i find! Its always an adventure!

  59. Anj K
    28/01/2016 / 8:09 pm

    I shop online – it allows me to shop around for the very best deal without having to waste time going to all different shops!

  60. Kelly-Marie
    29/01/2016 / 5:53 am

    My way to save is that I put all of my coins (gold and silver) in a money box when I return home. It is literally amazing just how much it adds up to over time, perfect for unexpected bills or a treat.

  61. Lyn S
    29/01/2016 / 6:01 pm

    When our first child was born, we made the joint decision to only buy second hand from then on ( apart from the obvious – gifts for friends and our knickers etc ). Not only have we saved so much money, we are also doing our part for the environment by giving everything a longer life before it going to landfill.
    We also have a weekly meal plan/menu in action so we don’t buy food we don’t need. This has saved a lot as I don’t have impulse buys in my trolley now.
    Every time we get our car insurance or house insurance bills, we go online and get quotes to make sure we have the best priced policy. A lot of times our current policy holder will match prices so a little research helps. Ten minutes to save $100 is worth it!
    For kids birthdays, we get toys from op shops or garage sales, or we even give “an experience” such as we get to spend a day at a beach of their choice. It’s free, the kids love it and it creates more lasting memories than the latest Dora toy!

  62. Elisabeth Martins
    29/01/2016 / 10:05 pm

    By pretending I don’t have any cash,
    I transfer money every week to an account I can’t touch,
    otherwise I will spend it in a flash.
    I try not to spend much,
    I only buy things on sale,
    and try and op-shop when I can.
    This works without a fail,
    that way I can save lots of money, that’s my plan.

  63. Helga Grenkowitz
    30/01/2016 / 3:02 pm

    I buy everything online – even groceries. This will rule out impulse buys because you will only receive what you had on your shopping list. I always look out for specials. I also only buy the ‘NEEDs’ and not the ‘NICE TO HAVEs’

  64. Phillip Cunningham
    30/01/2016 / 9:37 pm

    We save money by paying more than twice the minimum payment of our credit card which dramatically cuts down the interest that we are paying, we’ve paid off $10,000 in the last 5 years by closing the account and cutting the card up and we have less than $2000 left to pay off. We’ve saved heaps on the interest we would had paid had we only paid the minimum payment.

  65. Mikaela C
    30/01/2016 / 10:11 pm

    Simple, I don’t spend it!

  66. Sharon Markwell
    31/01/2016 / 9:54 am

    I budget well, and never buy on impulse. I shop at sales and bulk buy when items are cheap. Works for me!

  67. Jessie Hay
    31/01/2016 / 2:37 pm

    The BIGGEST thing I learnt over the course of the last year was that I needed to look at every aspect of my life and try to save any amount- and every dollar counts!! I scrutinised every bill as they arrived and shopped around, started making my own cleaning products, made as much food from scratch as possible, bought second hand toys/clothes and we established a vege garden, got chickens, a compost (free fertiliser!) and installed 20 brand new solar panels on our roof. All of these changes (some saved us as little as $1, some saved a lot more!) have added up to a massive $20,000 of extra payments into our mortgage over and above the minimum! I plan to use all that I learnt last year to add another $25,000 this year 🙂 (and yes….we will still be living through all of this….a holiday is planned and budgeted for in October- yay!!)

  68. sam
    31/01/2016 / 8:19 pm

    I didn’t get married or have children.

  69. 31/01/2016 / 9:56 pm

    I buy in bulk when I can, I also make 90% of the kids school lunch boxes and I have LED lights throughout my house so no surprises when the electricity bill has come in!!

  70. 01/02/2016 / 9:52 am

    9.20am ,I’ve been frugal me st my adult life as what I save by doing Mathis gives us a chance to have a treat for the family. I send Hubby shopping as he’s Goid at getting bargains & doesn’t waste cash buying treats we don’t really need .

  71. Belinda Smetioukh
    01/02/2016 / 11:15 am

    I reward myself each time I get to a milestone…it’s crazy what a girl will do for a pedicure!

  72. Bev
    02/02/2016 / 12:00 am

    buying in bulk and pre making meals to freeze saves heaps on nights where you dont want to cook, you know your still eating healthy but the hard work is already done,

  73. Charlotte L.
    02/02/2016 / 12:08 am

    No impulse buys, always shop sales and research products online and compare prices it can really save you some serious dollars!

  74. Kate Hardman
    02/02/2016 / 1:25 pm

    I’m always shopping around for what I need. Buying on eBay, Gumtree, or in Facebook groups is always my first point of call if there’s something we need. Using a great budget program called YNAB (You Need A Budget), I’m able to allocate my funds to certain areas and ensure that I don’t go over in any area.

  75. 02/02/2016 / 4:56 pm

    Catalogues.. junk mail? No.. they help me search for bargains, compare prices. Online shopping saves time, no impulse buying, no transport costs especially when free delivery costs are offered. Bulk buying, in-season products at Farmers markets, Charity Op shopping .. all savings

  76. Shannon
    02/02/2016 / 9:34 pm

    I always buy kids toys on sale, I have a shelf in the cupboard designated to kids party gifts, toys that would normally cost $50-$60ea that I’ve picked up for $10-$20, then when the kids go to parties they are giving good quality decent presents, that haven’t cost a fortune. I’m always prepared!!!

  77. kori
    03/02/2016 / 9:03 am

    I dont take the kids shopping that saves me heaps.

  78. Sacha P
    03/02/2016 / 11:05 am

    Having grown up on a farm; we were used to ‘making do’, or fixing things instead of throwing them away or repurposing them. These days I live in the city with two small kids; and I’m a huge miser (according to hubby). Whenever I can buy second-hand I will and creating our vegetable garden with a few pallets and a neighbours unwanted soil we will soon be able to eat home-grown produce.

  79. Clare De Celis
    03/02/2016 / 11:31 am

    We do the 52 weeks challenge we start and end beginning of December so I have the money to spend on Christmas gifts/ school holidays etc! We are always looking for bargains like buying bulk when products are half price.

  80. Belle
    03/02/2016 / 1:01 pm

    Instead of spending $1500 on a new dining setting I grabbed an old one someone was throwing away and I’m going to spend about $200 on materials to do it up myself. Look at everything from a different perspective and work out if you can re-purpose or use it again in a new way. Visit local op shops and get crafty. Watch DIY tutorials on youtube and do some of your own house repairs and simple projects. Get the kids to help you! It’s a great family activity, teaches them new skills and you get to spend some quality time away from electronic devices.

  81. Sarah Blockley
    03/02/2016 / 2:39 pm

    I save money by shopping the sales all year round instead of waiting until I actually need something- for example with my kids clothing I anticipate their growth and only buy when things are on sale- the best sales being online. I also cut back on the groceries by limiting luxury items, shopping at Aldi and buying in bulk when things are on sale i.e. a good deal on meat or half price specials at the supermarkets.

  82. 04/02/2016 / 6:54 am

    Don’t Need That Ciggy!
    Give It To Little Piggy
    When Piggy Reaches The Target
    Take Him To Market!

  83. Jenny Watson
    04/02/2016 / 9:20 am

    I use my Coles and Woolworths loyalty cards against each other. Shop at Coles for a few weeks, and Woolworths will send you a brilliant offer (right now I’m spending $80 to get $15 Woolworths rewards dollars). Shop at Woolies for a few weeks and Coles will send you an offer (we had 4 weeks of spend $100 get $25 off each time, then 4 weeks of spend $100 get $20 off). Been saving heaps!

  84. Maria
    04/02/2016 / 9:29 am

    I don’t buy things that are on sale, unless I really need them. I have a few friends who love the sales and go crazy. Money not spent is money saved.

  85. Carolyn
    04/02/2016 / 2:13 pm

    Ask myself do I need it or do I just want it…. I’ve put many items back after asking myself that. I NEVER buy on credit….if I don’t have the cash then I’m not allowed to buy it (only exception to this rule was our house!) I buy toys for the kids when they’re on sale and put them away in the cupboard for Christmas and birthdays. I compare prices online so I’m getting the best deal. There are so many other ways, too many to list.

  86. Lisa Thomson
    04/02/2016 / 8:51 pm

    Meal plan, bake and save on groceries
    walk to school and save on petrol
    Hubby rides to work and from work (1 hour each way) and saves petrol and wear and tear on the car
    Walk to shops, can only carry so much home.
    Use up left overs, don’t waste anything.

  87. lynne lillington
    04/02/2016 / 9:20 pm

    Living on a pension you learn quick. I recycle ,reuse,and resell things. When I do buy I always use catalogues and compare price sites. I don’t have credit card and use layby to buys things at sales. I grow my own herbs and vegetables and dry and preserve surplus harvest. I cook and shop in bulk and freeze meals. Shop in the afternnoons when bakery goods and meat are marked down.

  88. Tamara Lamb
    04/02/2016 / 10:27 pm

    I have a large metal money tin that I put my $1 and $2 coins in each week to save for something special like a family holiday.

  89. Teena L
    05/02/2016 / 1:13 pm

    We give ourselves a certain amount each fortnight that we can spend and the rest goes into savings, its amazing how many things you don’t actually really need when you are on a budget 🙂

  90. John G
    06/02/2016 / 2:50 am

    5 cents at a time, those 5,10 cents change i get when i shop makes all the difference and goes in my money box(with a lock and key) for savings, otherwise i wouldnt have anything saved up

  91. Lisa
    06/02/2016 / 5:05 am

    I put all loose change in a jar with a lock on it and give my MUM the key. At the end of the year I take it and turn it in to cash for Christmas Presents.

  92. Nancee Biviano
    06/02/2016 / 7:22 am

    See something I like – wait 24 hours and then if I still really want it consider buying it. Often after a self imposed cooling off period I have had time to realise I can live without whatever it was I passionately wanted.

  93. Leanne Burns
    06/02/2016 / 8:36 am

    I send the kids over to their friends houses just before dinner time! Talk about the savings!!?

  94. Tess Howard
    06/02/2016 / 7:06 pm

    Make sure the whole family is involved by making a poster board (vision board) of what we are saving for. usually its a family holiday. Then when we say ‘no’ to buying canteen that week or something a child doesn’t really need, we can SEE what we are saving for and helps us stay on track. Its also a valuable lesson for the kids. We also have a market stall twice a year where we clear out all the clothes and toys the children have outgrown. It certainly helps.

  95. Amanda S
    07/02/2016 / 1:33 am

    I try and educate myself on all money matters. I’ve found that by understanding a little more on how things like pensions, mortgages, interest rates, bank accounts and shares work i have been able to make my earnings work that little bit harder.

  96. Becky Downey
    07/02/2016 / 10:47 am

    I have a reward credit card. I shop at Aldi. I do a lot of comparison shopping. I used cashback sites. I buy a lot on ebay too!

  97. Eva Kiraly
    07/02/2016 / 10:47 am

    When you think about things rationally, what do we really need? That’s what I think to myself before I buy something, do I really need it or do I just want it, it’s saves me lots! Material things mean nothing to me any more, it’s all about family, friends, happiness and love!

  98. Samara McRae
    07/02/2016 / 11:02 am

    To save money I am ways take the time to shop around for the best price.

  99. Linda Hynson
    07/02/2016 / 12:03 pm

    I buy things when they are on clearance and save them for christmas!!

  100. Renee
    07/02/2016 / 2:43 pm

    I sell all of my unwanted things on ebay and gum tree and keep all the money in an account ready for Christmas time

  101. Karen Mashford
    07/02/2016 / 3:08 pm

    I save money by checking catalogues (especially supermarket) every week and I buy products only on sale or standard everyday low prices, stock up when it’s a good special.

    I make a menu planner for the month so that I know what I’m buying and when and then I plan meals that use the leftover vegies, so nothing goes to waste.

    Instead of many cleaning products – All I need is Vinegar, Bicarb and eucalyptus oil and make up solutions which work on a variety of areas.

    No credit cards – if I don’t have money I simply can’t buy it.

    If shopping at Coles I save my flybuys throughout the year and then cash them in for money off my shop at Christmas so I can buy some nice treats to make Christmas extra special.

    Being on disability pension is a real challenge, so I am always finding easier, more convenient and cost effect ways when purchasing products. I put some money away each fortnight which gets split up into different areas, eg: the money I put away fortnightly is enough to pay rego and 2 new tyres per year, enough that when my 5 yr drivers license is due, I have the money saved. I buy Christmas prezzies throughout the year on sale so I’m not caught out in November and December cycle that when they put price up in November and then put them on sale in December my items I already have bought are cheaper than their supposed Christmas sales.

    I understand that these ideas are probably something that we all do, but by reading all the above comments, it’s great to be able to combine all the wonderful ideas and maybe even I can save in areas that I haven’t thought of.

  102. Ange
    07/02/2016 / 4:18 pm

    I sell anything we no longer use and by second hand.

  103. Alicia L
    07/02/2016 / 4:31 pm

    I keep the bottoms of Shallots and Leeks so I can regrow them; plant slices of Tomato works too!

  104. Joni Langos
    07/02/2016 / 4:36 pm

    1. I check my pantry and base meal plans around existing products.
    2. I buy and stockpile food/grocery items when they are 1/2 price or less. Then combine with step 1.
    3. I always make extra freezable meals and have a full freezer. It creates variety and we can have a quick freezer meal instead of take away/ purchased lunches.
    4. I look for free outings/ activities online, research is key. I also park further away to find free parking. I also pack a home made picnic and bring my own water bottles.
    5. I ask all my family members/ friends for hand me downs when ever they clear out their wardrobes and also shop at op shops.
    6. I have a gift cupboard of items I find at a really good price and always buy future birthdays/Christmas gifts in advance.
    7. I love DIY and make a lot of cards, invites, decorations and gifts using cheap and recycled items.
    8. I love to read buy only buy the free kindle books or visit the library.
    9. I’m constantly reading blogs and articles on money saving practices and implement any that I can.

  105. Dawn Dorries
    07/02/2016 / 5:28 pm

    I keep an empty 600mL coke bottle and all my $2 coins go in it. When full I’ve saved $1000!

  106. Kelly Ryan
    07/02/2016 / 5:44 pm

    I use a high interest savings account and whatever we have left after bills and expenses are paid gets put in there. It all adds up.

  107. Kristy F
    07/02/2016 / 6:02 pm

    Call me “crazy” but I try and buy only “sale” items where possible. I also have a bank account where a certain amount of money goes every pay and I don’t touch that account. The other thing to do is empty your wallet of coins at the end of the day/week and put them into a tin and count it at the end of the year.

  108. Becky S
    07/02/2016 / 7:52 pm

    Have hubby lose his job then you have no choice, you cant spend a cent!

  109. Patricia Harkin
    07/02/2016 / 8:59 pm

    I save money by being strong and resisting the temptation to buy something I don’t REALLY need in the first place, thereby “saving” what I possibly would have spent.

  110. Kristina S
    07/02/2016 / 10:30 pm

    I’ve taught my kids to play the waiting game. Before they can buy anything over $20 they have to wait 1 week. If they still want it in a week they can buy it. My way of deterring impulse buys. More often than not they don’t go back and buy it.

    P.S you can also try this with food. Wait 10 minutes and if you still want that Tim Tam you can have it. It works pretty well for me.

  111. Belinda Bee
    07/02/2016 / 10:50 pm

    Recognize needs from wants! Before you buy something, think about if you NEED it. Impulse buying is huge problem for me and I’ve saved money over the past year buy asking myself do I really, really need it!

  112. sharyn w
    07/02/2016 / 10:50 pm

    CONSUME LESS, LIVE SIMPLY – you save money by not spending ie. not spending = saving money. We live by this rule – the simple things in life are free such as beach, parks, playing games (indoor and outdoor) together as a family, growing your own fruit and vegies (and saving your own seed, making your own compost = free food = save money). Then when you do actually NEED an item, that money has been saved in the bank as you did not spend on items you dont need 🙂

    • sharyn w
      07/02/2016 / 10:55 pm

      p.s. I do NEED this shopping spree lol 🙂

  113. Michelle
    07/02/2016 / 11:11 pm

    I like to plan ahead and budget everything.

  114. VandaB
    08/02/2016 / 12:53 am

    I save money by sticking to the essentials. Things like magazines, coffee’s, bought lunches and in-salon beauty services can soon add up. I try to keep life simple and take advantage of online sales for things I need..

  115. 08/02/2016 / 8:09 am

    Looking for the specials in shopping and making sure the stores I want to visit are always close by to each other, love getting the junk mail as they are an informed way to save especially when a lot of things are on the rise and products seem to be shrinking in size

  116. Laura Scriven
    08/02/2016 / 8:19 am

    I plan our meals at the start of the week based on what I have and the seasonally fruit & veg that’s cheap. Making meals from scratch is how we eat. Saving us so much in wastage and cost.

  117. 08/02/2016 / 9:55 am

    Brilliant helpful tips in the above comments.. Some I know about, others I hope to adopt. I am new to online shopping.. but what a saving in time, energy and generally that’s where the bargains are as there are no huge shopping centre overheads for the distributors.

  118. Indika Wijayasekera
    08/02/2016 / 10:10 am

    We have set up a budget,created a meal plan and withdraw money and keep them in envelops (We follow Dave Ramsey method). I avoid going to shops and supermarket during the week. We plan our family outings a week before. We sell unwanted things on ebay. However, we have money for fun/entertainment. I do washing after 10pm because it saves electricity. I turn off switches if we are not using them. Small things help to save alot.Also, we plan our groceries based on next week’s catalogs.In addition, we try to avoid unwanted trips.It’s important to plan your next day before you go to sleep.

  119. Lizzie S
    08/02/2016 / 3:01 pm

    By buying what matters for the family and not giving into whims. I don’t need the latest pram, baby clothes or toy fad. We spend out on what’s important – healthy food and holidays. The rest is down to love, sharing and teaching our kids that it’s not what you want but what we’ve got that makes you happy.

  120. K. Ritchie
    08/02/2016 / 4:45 pm

    I have an entertainment Book & use a cashback website to buy gift cards for supermarkets and retailers. I never pay without one.
    I also wait for Free shipping or a discount codes when shopping online.
    I use price comparison websites and websites that monitor price decreases. I only shop when items are on sale, then stack a discount code on top. I’ll buy all my gifts for friends and relatives like that and keep them for when I need them.
    One of my biggest money pits was takeaway coffee; I now have a pod machine at work and home, I buy the pods in bulk online and save heaps.

  121. Alysse Heiler
    08/02/2016 / 5:22 pm

    I stalk supermarket employees that have reduced stickers!

  122. Lauren A
    08/02/2016 / 6:25 pm

    Opshops, ebay, Gumtree… it would be lovely to actually buy something that isn’t “pre-loved”!

  123. julie ford
    08/02/2016 / 8:19 pm

    I am a mother of four I am all about saving,
    I garage sale instead of retail shop.
    I buy meat in bulk on sale,
    I shop with a grocery list,
    We visit grandparents weekly for ‘Dinner’
    I follow where we spend and try to cut back so my family get to enjoy luxuries in life too the important things fun family days, holidays, movies time together.

  124. Di
    08/02/2016 / 9:10 pm

    Don’t spend money anywhere bar Op Shops, or Garage Sales.

  125. Sheena Grey
    08/02/2016 / 9:40 pm

    I save money by hiding it from the kids! When we are out shopping and my daughters asks for something I say no i don’t have any but secretly I am saving for a holiday to queensland for us

  126. Natalie Stoute
    08/02/2016 / 9:46 pm

    I’ve just read all the 123 comments above me and I’m so inspired and motivated to save money!! So many fab tips, I’m gonna be rich woohoo haha! Thank you everyone up there ^^^ . I’m what my Dad calls me ‘penny wise and pound foolish’. Like I’ll drive an extra few kilometres to get to a petrol station with cheap fuel but then buy a $5 sausage roll there because I got hungry! Aaargh! So I guess my tip is don’t go shopping hungry, with kids, or with me lol 🙂

  127. tracy wedding
    08/02/2016 / 10:28 pm

    make a list before you shop and make a menu list so you buy what you need in one shop

  128. Carol Jones
    08/02/2016 / 10:40 pm

    Every time I don’t impulse buy I transfer the money onto our mortgage. It adds up very quickly!

  129. Rebecca Costa
    08/02/2016 / 10:41 pm

    I save money by researching the best price for nearly everything especially big items.

  130. Melanie B
    08/02/2016 / 11:22 pm

    I write a shopping list before leaving the house and only buy what is on the list. If it wasn’t important enough to be on the list then you don’t need it! it stops impulse buying which is such a budget killer and helps prioritise spending.

  131. Brooke Charters
    08/02/2016 / 11:32 pm

    I try to give gifts of time (babysitting, lawn mowing, car washing, etc) instead of buying presents people don’t want or won’t use.
    Then I deposit 10% of any pay into a savings account.
    That way if I earn $2000 or $200 my loss to savings is the same by percent (which I barely notice).

  132. Abby Lee
    08/02/2016 / 11:42 pm

    I save money by making additional payments on my mortgage – the $$$ interest savings definitely add up!

  133. ROSEMARY HARRIS
    08/02/2016 / 11:43 pm

    I only buy what I need and what I can afford. No paying interest on credit cards and I don’t spend money on fast food or takeaways. If I am out for any length of time I take water from home and a chill pack. It is amazing how much I save that way.

  134. cleo sids
    08/02/2016 / 11:50 pm

    Wait for the specials and stock up on all items when I find them at a great price.

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