Health & Beauty

Average grocery bill Australia

What is the average grocery bill?

Posted by February 23rd 2024

Buying groceries is one of our biggest living expenses after housing costs, so it makes ‘cents’ Aussies look to reduce their grocery bills whenever possible. For that, it’s important to know exactly what we’re spending …


spf ratings for sunscreen

A Guide to SPF Sunscreen Ratings

Posted by August 29th 2023

Sun protection is now more important than ever, but how do you know which type and strength of sunscreen to apply? Canstar Blue explains SPF ratings.


Your guide to Easter long weekend trading hours

Your guide to 2023 Easter long weekend trading hours

Posted by March 30th 2023

Many 'egg-cited' Aussie families will be out and about for Easter this year, with many taking advantage of the long weekend. So, if you need to stock up on supplies for the holidays – and …



ALDI brings back best of British snacks in Special Buys  

PSA: ALDI brings back best of British snacks in Special Buys  

Posted by July 4th 2022

ALDI is bringing back British food week, with a selection of classic English snacks including McVitie's biscuits and Fry’s chocolate cream hitting stores from Wednesday 8, 2022. It’s the annual sale Poms in Australia look …


Woolworths to ditch ALL reusable plastic bags for good

Woolworths to ditch ALL reusable plastic bags nationwide

Posted by August 11th 2022

Woolworths will stop selling its 15-cent reusable plastic shopping bags nationwide over the next year. It’s the first supermarket to pledge to remove all plastic shopping bags for good. The reusable plastic shopping bags will be …


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Best Beard Oils Australia

Posted by August 29th 2023

While it may be news to some; the origins of beard oil can be traced back to Ancient Babylon and it has been used throughout history by the Greeks, Romans, and Vikings. So, whether you’re …


How to use Woolworths' Scan&Go

How to use Woolworths’ Scan&Go to save time when shopping

Posted by August 11th 2022

Did you know there’s a much faster way to shop and get through checkout queues at Woolworths?  The Woolies app has a little-known DIY feature − Scan&Go − that allows shoppers to scan grocery barcodes on …



What is unit pricing? How to work out the REAL cost of groceries

Posted by February 23rd 2024

If you’re feeling the pinch of rising prices, especially at the supermarket, you’re not alone. A recent Canstar Blue survey revealed a whopping 71% of Australian shoppers have noticed the price of usual grocery items …



Facial steaming

Face steamers: Are they worth it?

Posted by October 17th 2023

Getting a good facial involves more than just a few slices of cucumber for your eyes and painting your face with egg whites. Taking care of your skin and achieving a healthy glow sometimes involves …


Accessibility features on Android phones: How to use them

Posted by August 8th 2022

Android phones have had a prominent rise to popularity in the past decade or so, and now look to be the frontrunning competitor to the omnipresent iPhone. Much like Apple’s suite of devices, Android also …


Best Water Flossers For Optimal Teeth Cleaning

Best Water Flossers For Optimal Teeth Cleaning

Posted by August 29th 2023

If there’s one thing dentists repeat over and over again is that flossing plays a crucial role in our dental hygiene. Cleaning between your teeth goes a long way towards reducing bacteria in the mouth, …


Best hair appliances

The hair care appliances Aussie consumers really rate

Posted by November 3rd 2022

If you’re reading this story, it’s probably safe to assume you’re not the wash-and-go type. That means you know that having hair that takes some styling to look its best opens up a whole world …


Phone Bluetooth Settings

How to connect your phone to a speaker via Bluetooth

Posted by August 8th 2022

While your phone speaker is sometimes all you need, there’s nothing like hearing your music through a high-quality speaker. The process required to connect to a speaker using Bluetooth can be slightly convoluted however, particularly …


Subtitles

How to turn on subtitles for Netflix, Stan, Disney+ and more

Posted by July 7th 2023

Enabling closed captions and subtitles when streaming content can greatly improve your viewing experience, whether you’re hearing impaired and require audio descriptions or you simply need some help understanding quiet or foreign dialogue. Thanks to accessible …


Girl with Smart Speaker

Smart Speaker Buying Guide

Posted by August 11th 2022

Not so long ago, controlling devices in your home with your voice and asking questions to a virtual assistant with artificial intelligence seemed like a futuristic gimmick that belonged in the realm of sci-fi flicks …


Where you can buy face masks right now

Posted by August 8th 2022

Face masks will be mandatory in Greater Brisbane as the city enters a three-day COVID-19 lockdown. The Queensland Government announced that residents in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands will have to wear masks when …


Woolworths Mobile 10% Off

Save hundreds on groceries with Woolworths Mobile

Posted by August 15th 2022

Update 14/5/2020: Woolworths is currently allowing customers to claim their 10% discount on any day of the month, not just during the designated savings weekend. This makes the offer more accessible to all customers, but …