Dean Heckscher

Dean Heckscher Dean Heckscher is a Canstar Blue journalist covering everything from fitness to retail and the auto industry. He has a dual degree in Business and Creative & Professional Writing from the Queensland University of Technology and is passionate about helping Australian consumers make more-informed purchase decisions, whether it’s in a supermarket aisle or car showroom. Dean also leads Canstar Blue’s content projects team, bringing several new topics to the top of the agenda.

Air Mattress Buying Guide

Air Mattresses Buying Guide

Posted by November 12th 2019

An essential for those looking to stay comfy on those weekend camping trips, air mattresses are also handy for when you have friends and family unexpectedly stay over, creating a comfy place to rest a …

Emoji licence plates now available in QLD

Posted by February 22nd 2019

Queensland car-owners are now able to personalise their license plates with emojis. You heard right, emojis. The state’s official license plate vendor, Personalised Plates Queensland (PPQ), is launching the emoji option from March 2019, with pre-orders available …

Relief for motorists as fuel prices hit 15-month low

Posted by February 19th 2019

Motorists in major Australian cities have recently enjoyed the cheapest fuel prices since August 2017, according to the latest report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth experienced an …

Wrong Fuel what to do

What happens when you put the wrong fuel in your car?

Posted by June 25th 2019

You turn into the petrol station on your way home from work, thinking about what’s for dinner or the next episode of reality TV, and halfway through filling up you realise you’ve accidentally put the …

Whipper Snipper Buying Guide

Whipper Snippers Buying Guide

Posted by October 2nd 2019

When it comes to tackling the lawn, a lawn mower sometimes just isn’t enough to get that manicured look, particularly if you have tight spaces or plenty of edges to mow around. But instead of …

Car Servicing

When should you service your car?

Posted by September 4th 2019

Servicing your car often falls under the ‘I’ll get around to that another time’ category, with your wheels often too crucial on a day-to-day basis to part with. But ignore that warning light on your …

How ‘decoy pricing tactics’ are costing you

Posted by April 21st 2020

Consumers are being warned to watch out for so called ‘decoy pricing’ tactics that could see them paying more than they need to at supermarkets, pharmacies and cafés. The tactic encourages shoppers to change their preference …

Guide to Fertilisers

A Guide to Fertilisers

Posted by May 28th 2019

The garden can be one of those areas that just gets away from you. As much as you’d like to be the talk of the town when it comes to your flowers or your perfectly …

Stan adds Scrubs to improving content library

Posted by September 24th 2019

Paging all available viewers, Scrubs is coming back to Australian streaming screens. That’s right, the hit comedy series is returning to fill us with laughs and nostalgia, with all episodes available on Stan from Friday (February …