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When we rounded up all the store brand goods you could buy in a supermarket for less than a dollar earlier this week, I noted that Woolworths was charging more than Coles or ALDI for quite a few staple items and didn’t seem as committed to price-matching as it once was. It seems Woolworths has also belatedly noticed this trend — some of those items have now dropped back to the same price as its rivals.
The mid-year toy sales frenzy is kicking off for another year, with Australia’s major shopping retailers all offering big discounts on various kiddie products. If you’re a parent (or have friends who are parents), this is the ideal time to do your Christmas shopping. This guide covers all of the bargain-hunting essentials; including online catalogues, sale duration, layby conditions and some general shopping tips to maximise your savings.
Gas prices are on the rise, starting from 1 July with a 17.8% increase this year in New South Wales, with other parts of eastern Australia expected to follow in coming years. That means it’s a crucial time for Australian homes and industry to ask how they could be cutting their gas costs, especially by finding ways to use energy more efficiently.