Megan Birot

Megan Birot Megan Birot is a journalist at Canstar Blue, reporting on all things home and lifestyle. She uses the latest insights and market trends to help consumers make the right decision on home appliances and gadgets. Megan’s mission is to empower Australians to find a better deal on goods and products they rely on. When she’s not browsing magazines for the latest home décor and fitness trends, Megan likes to try different brunch spots around the city.


IKEA new online marketplace

IKEA launches new online marketplace for second-hand furniture

Posted by April 26th 2022

IKEA has finally launched its much anticipated online marketplace for shoppers to buy and sell second-hand furniture and homewares. Queensland customers will be the first to try the new shopping experience before it's rolled out …



Toasty! ALDI selling stone-look fire pit in Special Buys

Posted by April 11th 2022

The chilly season is upon us and ALDI is kicking it off in style with a stone-look fire pit on sale for $129 in Special Buys on Saturday, 16 April. The discount supermarket’s portable fire pit …


Kinder chocolate eggs recalled over salmonella contamination fears

Kinder chocolate eggs recalled over salmonella contamination fears

Posted by June 17th 2022

A range of Kinder chocolate Easter eggs have been recalled from supermarkets nationwide amid fears of potential salmonella contamination. Kinder chocolates are produced by Ferrero Australia and sold nationally at Coles, Woolworths, Target, Kmart, Big W, …


Your guide to Easter long weekend trading hours

Your guide to 2022 Easter long weekend trading hours

Posted by June 20th 2022

Many 'egg-cited' Aussie families will be out and about for Easter this year, marking the first festivities without restrictions and travel bans since the start of the pandemic. So, if you need to stock up …



How to score 50c cheeseburgers this Wednesday

How to score 50c cheeseburgers this Wednesday

Posted by April 5th 2022

McDonald’s is slashing the price of cheeseburgers to just 50c for one day only – on Wednesday (April 6). But, like with all good deals, there’s a catch. The offer is available exclusively through the MyMacca’s …


Glass vs stainless steel kettle: Which is best?

Glass vs stainless steel kettle: Which is best?

Posted by August 8th 2022

Electric kettles are popular in many households because of their versatility. They’re not just designed to boil water for your tea or coffee but can also be used to make soups, heat up milk, and …


ALDI brings back popular mattress-in-a-box in Special Buys

Popular mattress-in-a-box returns to ALDI’s Special Buys

Posted by June 17th 2022

Back by popular demand, ALDI’s mattress-in-a-box will be on sale in Special Buys from Saturday, 9 April. Prices for the budget supermarket’s 'mattress-in-a-box' range (by Estelle) start from just $159 for a single size mattress and reach up …


Best meat grinders

Best meat grinders & buying guide

Posted by April 1st 2022

If you got beef and like a little pork on your fork, it may be time to invest in a meat grinder. It’s a pretty nifty tool to have, especially if you like making burgers, …