Dealhacker: Online Bargains For Hump Day (If You Act Fast)

Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include $100 off the Microsoft Surface Pro, free Lonely Planet books and cheap Italian cookware. Click the links below to land yourself a deal.

  • Each Wednesday, ALDI runs a ‘Special Buys’ sale on a range of heavily discounted items. Today’s deals focus on Italian cookware and educational products for kids. Click here to see the full range of deals.
  • You can currently get 30 days unlimited access to Dreamworld, WhiteWater and SkyPoint for just $30. The sale ends 28 February with the 30 days kicking in after purchase.
  • Big W is selling the Nintendo Wii U Mario and Luigi Black Premium Console Pack for $368; a saving of $60.
  • Event Cinemas is re-screening all of this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees in the lead up to the Academy Awards. The films — 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, Philomena, Gravity, Captain Philips and Dallas Buyers Club — will be showing until 5 March for $10 per ticket.
  • JB Hi-Fi is currently selling the 128GB Microsoft Surface Pro for $598; a saving of $100. The model comes with 4GB of RAM and a 3rd Generation Intel Core i5 processor. It’s not the most recent Surface Pro iteration, but $598 is still a pretty good deal.
  • Bonds has slashed the price of its entire socks range by 50 per cent. The sale includes the new impact-protective Active Light range. The offer ends this Sunday. [Via OzBargain]
  • PizzaCodes is a new web app that collects the best online pizza deals from Domino’s, Pizza Hut and Eagle Boys. To get a deal, you simply click on your favoured pizza outlet and check out the available discount codes for that store. You can find out more here.
  • You can currently get two Red Rooster Classic Schnitzel meals for the price of one when you present the following voucher. The deal is valid for three days only between 26 February and 28 February. [Via OzBargain]
  • Attention Sydneysiders: In a bid to make the local cab market more competitive, Uber has decided that all cab rides booked through UberTAXI will be 40 per cent cheaper between the hours of 10am and 5pm.
  • Here’s one for Queensland shoppers: the Good Guys is offering $20 off when you spend $50 of more. That’s a saving of up to 20 per cent. To qualify, you need to get hold of the voucher in the latest Good Guys catalogue (no print offs, unfortunately.) [Via OzBargain]
  • You can currently get a World Class Collection Beers Giftpack from Dan Murphy’s for just $10.90. That’s just over $1 per beer. [Via OzBargain]
  • For those who missed it last week, the Humble Indie Bundle 11 is still running; perfect if you need a cheap PC gaming fix. The bundle includes Guacamelee! Gold Edition, Dust: An Elysian Tail, The Swapper and Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams which includes a free digital comic. Pay more than the average price ($4.28) and you’ll also receive Antichamber and Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine.
  • Google has slashed the price of a handful of Lonely Planet ebooks by 100 per cent. Titles include Ye Olde Britain: Best Historical Experiences, Recession-busting Britain: Best Free Experiences, Hawaii or the Caribbean?: A guide to choosing your perfect island, Europe: 40 Amazing Experiences and Top 10 Warm Weather Getaways.
  • Need to stock up on vitamins and whatnot? Chemist Warehouse is currently offering $3 shipping on orders to anywhere in Australia with no minimum purchase required. The deal ends tomorrow (27 February). You can also get free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Fashionistas can snap up a pair of Finders Keepers designer jeans in electric rose from Fashion Bunker for just $19.95 (RRP: $129.95). The deal includes free shipping.
  • The hotly anticipated remake of the video game Thief landed on next-gen consoles this week. You can grab a free copy of the original on Amazon. Click here and follow the prompts.
  • Is your birthday coming up? San Churro is offering a free Churros For Two birthday meal to customers who sign up to the San Churro newsletter. The deal is valid once per year (on your birthday, natch.)
  • Mwave is still running its clearance sale on gaming products. Some deals that caught our eye include Dead Space 3 on PC for $10, The Bureau XCOM Declassified on PS3 for $19, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 on Xbox 360 for $10 and Dead Island Riptide on PS3 for $10. You can check out the full range of deals here.
  • Compeed is giving away free samples of its blister & cold sore patches. Limited to one sample claim per household.
  • Udemy is once again offering some of its online courses for free. Options this week include Get Your Dream Job, The Complete Guide to Wedding Videography and Google Chrome Developer Tools.
  • Bookworld is offering up to 70 per cent off select stock including its music and DVD range. The deal also includes free shipping to anywhere in Australia.
  • Big W is still running its 3-for-2 DVD and Blu-ray sale. Buy any three Blu-rays or DVDs and you’ll get the cheapest one free. The deal applies to all stock, including box sets and new releases.
  • Video Ezy’s online store has slashed the price of its TV show range on Blu-ray and DVD. You can get a bunch of superhero, Scooby Doo and Looney Tunes titles for under $10. Click here to see the full range.
  • The Australian Organic Gardening Resource Guide is an annual publication that includes information on organic gardening products as well as hints to help grow nutritious, chemical-free vegetables and fruit. Click here to get a free copy.

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