This article is sponsored by Flybuys.
The thing about being a living, breathing adult human is, you need to spend money. I know, I really hate to break it to you. It’s devastating really. But the good thing about being a living, breathing human is that you’re equipped with a big organ in your skull that will help you get an edge when it comes time to fork out the big bucks on the big-ticket items you’ll inevitably have to buy during your time on this planet.
That pretty little brain of yours can be utilised to find money-saving shortcuts and hacks. But who has the time for all that research? Don’t you worry about that — we’ve saved you the legwork.
Make the most of sales
This one seems obvious, and yet you’d be surprised how many people overlook the simple fact that whatever you’re looking at buying, there will come a time when it will be on sale. Boxing Day, Black Friday, Valentine’s Day — the year is packed with sales practically begging you to make the most of them.
If you can’t wait until then, Click Frenzy seems to have sales almost every other day. It also pays (literally) to do your research here. If you’re looking at tech-related items, such as TVs, game consoles, tablets, headphones, and all the like, then you’d know with just a teeny bit of research that shops like Target & Kmart have periodic sales on that stuff. So do your homework!
Find stores that will give you perks
If you’re going to spend money, you may as well get the most out of it, even a goat in a lab coat could figure that out. And yet, so many just let their money float away in the wind, perk-free. It’s a real tragedy. But it doesn’t have to be.
A very easy way to stretch the most value out of every dollar, especially if you’re looking for homewares and whitegoods, is to shop with catch.com.au — and collect some sweet Flybuys while you do so. See, forking out your dough at Catch, you collect one Flybuys point for every dollar you spend. Pretty solid deal, no? All you have to do is sign in and link your Flybuys account. Easy as.
And if you really want to get the most value for your dollar, try joining Club Catch. When you become a member and link your Flybuys, you can receive two points for every dollar spent on eligible products. Look at you go you money-saving machine, you. But that’s not all, you’ll also be able to access a few extra member-exclusive deals, as well as free shipping. Which is all very nice because a penny saved is a penny earned, stupid.
Look out for coupons
You’ve found the perfect item, you’ve chucked it in your cart, and now you’re about to click ‘buy now’ — but have you checked to see if there are any coupons for that bad boy? Sometimes this can be as simple as searching whatever brand you’re buying from, followed by the word ‘coupon’ on Google.
Another handy tip — try using apps like the Flybuys app, which apart from providing a host of ways to save and collect bonus points, might sling you free products from time to time. Remember kid, the only thing better than a discount is a gift.
Oh, and given you’re already on our site, you can also check out our handy coupons page, where we track down up-and-coming coupons and promo codes to help you save on all of your favourite products, new finds, and everyday staples.
Alternatively, try finding influencer reviews of the product you wanna buy, they’ll usually include a coupon code. YouTube is a treasure trove for this kind of coupon hunting — you’ll usually find the codes in the video description.