shopping

Avoid Unnecessary Food Purchases With The Supermarket Drinking Game

You shouldn’t shop when you’re hungry, but if you absolutely have to (or have a problem with impulse buys), a simple drinking game can help. Before you go whipping out your flask, though, this is a water drinking game.


Build A Higher Quality Wardrobe With The One-Third Rule

Most of us buy more clothes than we regularly wear . If you want to always look like a million bucks, though, a better shopping strategy is to buy fewer yet higher quality clothes.


Earn Qantas Frequent Flyer Points At Kogan

Another way to pile some extra points on your Qantas Frequent Flyer account: purchases from online retailer Kogan now earn one point per dollar spent.


How To Choose Between A Gas, Induction Or Electric Oven

Remodelling a kitchen means lots of decisions, but few are as important to your cooking as what type of oven you want. Here’s a primer on the three options to help you choose the one that suits you best.


Shop At A Smaller Supermarket To Avoid Overspending

Shopping at a supermarket should save you money since you won’t be eating out as much. But if you tend to overspend at the supermarket, try shopping at a store with less choice.


Feed A Large Family On $10 A Day With A 14-Day Rotating Meal Plan

Food is one of our biggest expenses, but one mum, who feeds a family of 7 on just $300 a month, shows us that it’s possible to eat well without relying on 2-minute noodles every night.


Curb Overspending By Establishing A 'No Return Policy'

Generous return policies make shopping easy. After all, if you don’t like it, you can return it. That could lead to overspending. If you’re prone to this type of thinking, establish a personal “no return policy” to keep your spending in check.


Ask LH: What Should I Do When Goods I Ordered Online Never Got Delivered?

Hey Lifehacker, I recently bought a GoPro 4 from an online retailer (BecexTech). It never arrived and I have been stuck in a seemingly endless loop of emails with BecexTech customer support blaming Australia Post and refusing to refund the purchase. Australia Post tell me they never received the item in the first place, BecexTech tell me Australia Post have lost it. Someone is obviously wrong (or lying). How can I force BecexTech to refund my purchase?


ACCC Busts 'Aussie Beer', Actually Made In China

Country of origin labelling is a hot topic in Australia right now, but the consumer regulator isn’t entirely without teeth in this area. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has fined one manufacturer $10,200 for selling ‘Aussie Beer’ in a green and gold box that was actually made in China.


Spend Less On Food By Starting Your Budget At $0 And Working Up

It’s always a good idea to make a budget for your food spending, but you might be shooting yourself in the foot by only setting a spending cap. If you work your way up from $0 and focus on the things you need first, you might be able to save a few bucks.