Think about how much money you spend on yourself, your family and your home each year, not including the regular bills. Now, would you rather keep some of that money for yourself, rather than giving it to someone else?
I bet you would – that’s why you’re here 🙂 So let’s take a look at how you can keep more of your own money! Here are some savvy sites that will help save you $1000’s.
Disclosure: Below you’ll find some affiliate links that will help you, and these are all products I highly recommend and have verified and/or personally used myself.
Coupons and vouchers/deals and discounts!
Coupons and using vouchers in today’s society takes less time than ever – a lot of coupons that would have had to be collected can now be printed or pictured on your phone. Take some time before you go to the shop (be it grocery or any store) and check if your items are on sale. A few dollars saved here and there may not seem like much, but it will add up significantly over time! Here’s my favourite savvy site!
Cashrewards have a terrific and very easy way to shop and always get a discount with money back to you too! This is my very favourite way to save hundreds of dollars without any effort every year! They have hundreds of shops including Ebay, Chemist Warehouse, Woolworths, Petbarn, Amazon Australia and Dan Murphys!
You simply add the notifier to your computer and whenever you’re on a site that offers a discount, the notifier will tell you. I buy the Woolworths gift card before I shop and save at least 5% on groceries every time. It adds up to about $300 a year and that’s just at one shop!
Another savvy site, Catch is the No.1 online shopping store in Australia. They exist to give every Australian the chance to buy high quality branded products at prices they can afford. Oh, and they stock over 1,200,000 items at any given time!
I love Catch for stocking up on household essentials at the beginning of each year! And if you join CashRewards money above you’ll save another 2.8% on your purchases on Catch!
This is the best online bookstore I have found that consistently supplies top books at the best prices and with the best and fastest online service. Books are always a welcome and thoughtful gift for people of all ages, including children. They’re a savvy gift too because the recipient can choose to keep, sell or give away the book once they’ve read it!
Who doesn’t love a book!
You can find a ton of money saving places to stay on your next holiday or weekend away using Airbnb! You’ll save thousands over the years by using their services over resorts and other accomodation. Once you try it you’ll wish you’d signed up long before now! The ultimate savvy site.
You can also make a ton of money renting out your spaces here.
Flybuys have been around for years, you simple collect points when you shop and can then turn them into cash or shop on their catalogue. You’ll also get special members offers sent to you.
I use Click Energy for our solar energy and have found them to be very well priced with great service. Their bills are easily understood and through this link, you can save $50 with their ‘welcome bonus’. Remember, every dollar counts so shop around.
You’ll earn 1 point for every dollar* you spend when you scan your Woolworths Rewards card in store and online at Woolworths supermarkets, BWS, participating Caltex and Caltex Woolworths fuel outlets and BIG W. You’ll also be privy to members offers! 200 points = $10 off a shop. This is another way I save money on my groceries at Woolies! Over $100 a year just by using my rewards card online.
Bunch is an online community of Woolies customers who’ve been invited to try products and share their thoughts about them. Instead of just receiving tiny samples in store, they give you full-sized portions. In exchange, they want you to cook, experiment and test them on your family – then, let them know what you really think of each product.
Register here on the Woolworths Bunch savvy site to be accepted for receiving free products that you review! Free stuff – perfect.
Get big savings on a range of products and meals in the restaurant. You also get great discounts in store and are sent exclusive offers by email.
Join Dan Murphy’s and you’ll save a lot of money if you regularly buy alcohol. They have regular members offers, monthly specials and if you’re also a member of CashRewards you’ll get another 4.5% off your online orders! Ordering online is easy and they will have your order ready for pickup almost immediately. It’s free shipping over $50 too!
Have you given Fiverr a go yet? Maybe some gift ideas – get a pet or family Portrait or Caricature done for cheap, an original t-shirt design, a personalised video or perhaps Astrology or Readings? There’s lots to discover – have fun. You’ll get 20% off your first order too using our link!
If you’re serious about snagging a great deal use these super savvy sites below!
I Want That Flight
I Want That Flight compares 100s of airlines and show you who is offering the best deals on airfares.
Sometimes it is the airlines directly, sometimes travel agencies, we show them all and then let you book directly. No fees or charges added on – They are 100% free!
They can also send you an Airfare Price Alert when the flight you want drops below your chosen price.
IWantThatFlight.com.au is proudly 100% Australian owned. Check out their flight search below.
When they find a great deal or a published error price, they immediately post details about the fare on our website. If you like the deal, proceed to book with a third-party online travel agent. It’s as simple as that.
Jetstar has a Friday Frenzy sale every week. Friday Fare Frenzy sales start at 12:00pm and go until 8:00pm AEDT.
Sign up so you never miss out grabbing yourself a great deal.
Drive Now CamperVan/Car Rental
Guaranteed with the lowest available rates all in one place and all the time. That’s what makes DriveNow the home of the best rental deals in Australia. DriveNow delivers the widest choice of rental providers and vehicles to guarantee you the lowest and latest prices on car rental in Australia and around the world
Have you heard of campervan relocation? This is where rental companies are desperate enough to move vehicles from one city to another that they will offer rentals for as low as $1! This is a great chance to travel cheaply if you are willing to be flexible with your travel schedule. Coseats, and VroomVroomVroom do campervan relocations.
Also a great way to have your own home and pets looked after while you have a holiday. House sitting is fast becoming the chosen way to holiday as it’s FUN and it’s FREE. You could save thousands of dollars for every week you sit, and you get to live with the locals, in a real home – with all the comfort and convenience that brings.
EB Games have an interesting loyalty program where you earn ‘carrots’ by buying products and services. Customers can also earn carrots for trading in games and consoles. The reward for earning carrots is similar to frequent flyer points, in that EB Games customers receive increased perks the more ‘carrots’ they earn.
The best thing about EB Games though is that you can find great refurbished products at good prices. This includes consoles and games.
Groupon Australia Shopping Page
Groupon Australia is the place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. This is the perfect site to start your search for anything including restaurants, your local businesses and services as well as beauty and food.
Groupon’s mission is to become the world’s biggest online marketplace. Since launching in major Australian and New Zealand cities in 2011, Groupon has worked with more than 9,500 merchants and built a current customer base of 3.65 million subscribers who have purchased more than 8.6 million vouchers.
Get 40% off your first box at HelloFresh using our unique link! They are great value and you can unsubscribe easily at any time. This might be what you need to reduce food waste, lose weight or just so you don’t have to meal plan!
1. There’s probably a discount code for that
All you have to do is search a store’s name in Google and add something like “discount code” or “deals” and you’re sure to find a few different discounts! From ordering food to clothing, most stores have sales going on ALL the time.
- Customer service chats can be a good thing
Most of us are pretty quick to exit out of any chat that pops up, but customer service representatives can have access to discount codes which you may not find anywhere else. Just ask them about it or any specials they might have to offer.
- Make sure you have an account on any site you’re going to shop
Log into your account before adding anything to your cart. Once you’ve got your items added, leave them in the cart, and leave the site. Typically, the business will email you with a special offer as an incentive to finish the deal!
- If you frequently use a site, sign up for their rewards program
Businesses will often send out special promotions to their frequent buyers. This could mean you have access to early sales or maybe special holiday/birthday discounts! You can save quite a bit just by doing what you normally do, which is a bonus for those who like to stick to familiar sites!
- Check out the reviews for any site you’re looking to buy from
If you have just found a site you’re interested in shopping on then check it out before entering any personal information or buying anything. This is a good safety precaution. You should also read the reviews before buying a product as people will usually let you know whether it’s a good deal or not. It’s always better to be safe rather than sorry!
Let’s Go Shopping!
We all have to shop at one stage or another and for a multitude of reasons. Here we’ve put together a bunch of links to the best shopping sites we know and also a load of ideas to help you save money when you have to shop.
Don’t forget to check what kind of rewards/loyalty programs they offer to save you even more!
Consider buying meat in bulk, the savings can be substantial, up to 50%!
However, that doesn’t apply to everything, in fact you can often get better deals at your supermarket when the products are on sale. That’s when you need to know the unit price of what you’re buying. (eg; cost per toilet roll, nappy etc) (12 nappies divided by the total price will give you the unit price)
If you have a Costco near you then you’re in bulk heaven – consider going in with the family or friends to share your spoils.
Buying and Selling – General
The following websites provide information to buy or sell items (both new and second-hand). In some cases free items to be given away may also be listed.
- Gumtree – Advertisements (either to sell, receive or give away items) can be posted on the Gumtree website for free.
- eBay charges a listing fee as well as a percentage of your sale price. eBay has an international reach so that items can be traded overseas.
Free Stuff – General
These websites allow you to give your stuff away for free, or find stuff for free that other people are giving away.
- FreeCycle Australia – One of the oldest ‘free stuff’ forums, the Freecycle Network is one of the world’s most used free swap networks – made up of many individual local groups. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer. Membership is free and the FreeCycle movement is not-for-profit.