saving money

Ask LH: Does JB Hi-Fi Price Match Online Deals?

Hey Lifehacker, I’m shopping around for a tablet and have noticed that the one I am after is available much more cheaply online ($100 or more). How likely is it that the local retailers (JB Hi Fi, Good Guys, Harvey Norman and so on) will be willing to match this?


Sneaky ALDI Charges Remind Us To Always Check Credit Card Fees

Supermarket chain ALDI has been taken to task for not making the charges associated with using credit cards and tap and go payments clear enough for customers. Whatever supermarket you favour, it’s a reminder that you shouldn’t automatically assume any payment mechanism is free of charges.


How To Scam A McDonald's Frozen Coke 'Float' Dessert For $1.30

A medium size McDonald’s Frozen Coke Float (i.e. — frozen Coca-Cola garnished with soft serve ice cream) currently costs a pretty hefty $4.50. Here’s a sneaky hack to get an even bigger version of the same dessert for just $1.30.


Seven Things To Take Note Of In The IKEA 2015 Australia Catalogue

IKEA’s 2015 catalogue is out online now (the print version hits stores on 1 September). Here are seven new developments that are worth highlighting — including an unexpected reprieve for one supposedly cancelled line.


How The Internet Helps You Beat Big Business Monopolies

There’s nothing corporations like more than a good monopoly. Plug in the consumer and turn on the profits! In Australia there’s seemingly no end to the spiralling cost of living as our utilities, banks and other service providers find new ways to hit us with fees that deliver them record profits.


Form A Neighbourhood Association To Share Resources

If you live in an apartment block, you’ll be familiar with the body corporate. A neighbourhood association is less formal way of pooling resources and information.


Get A 30% Discount On Dell's UltraSharp 24-Inch Monitor

Dell’s higher-end LCD displays are not only excellent quality, but when they’re on sale, represent an amazing deal. Take the company’s UltraSharp series, in particular the 24-inch U2414H, which is currently priced at $265 (including delivery), down from it’s normal $379 asking price.


This Video Helps You Choose The Best Mixing Bowls For Your Kitchen

You might think that there’s nothing special about mixing bowls, but America’s Test Kitchen would beg to differ. This video explains what you should look for — and what you should avoid — when buying good mixing bowls for your kitchen.


Compile A Bare-Bones Budget Alongside Your Normal One

Budgets tend to allot cash for everything that we spend in a month. While a zero-sum budget is fantastic, it also helps to create a bare-bones budget at the same time. You can then compare between the two.


Humble Bundle App Now Manages Audio, Ebook Downloads

Android: The Humble Bundles have always been a great way to score sweet games, books, audiobooks and soundtracks. With the latest app update, you can download all of it directly to your Android phone.