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ALDI selling dishwashers for under $300

Posted by October 23rd 2019

ALDI is known for cheap groceries and bargain Special Buys, and shoppers look set to ‘clean up’ once again when the supermarket kicks-off its dishwasher sale. On Wednesday (July 4), ALDI stores across Australia will be …


Woolworths to hand out free bags after plastic ban backlash

Posted by June 29th 2018

Following a major backlash over its ban on single-use plastic bags, Woolworths has announced that it will again be handing out FREE bags for a limited time. Woolworths banned single-use plastic bags from stores on June …


Costco introduces longer-lasting avocados

Posted by June 28th 2018

Imagine waking up in the morning to find your smashed avocado-on-toast breakfast in tatters because your favourite overpriced fruit has gone bad! Fortunately, help could be at hand. That’s because Costco stores in the US are …


Now you can stream rugby union with OVO Mobile

Posted by February 12th 2019

Rugby is usually a paid-for, premium TV product in Australia, but that’s about to change thanks to one of the country’s most innovative mobile plan providers. OVO Mobile, a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) on the …


Vodafone finally kills off home phones, cuts NBN prices

Posted by February 8th 2019

Cheaper internet, stronger Wi-Fi, and a new way to make home phone calls are coming your way if you are a Vodafone customer. Vodafone has announced it is introducing discounts on its National Broadband Network (NBN) …


Red Energy to spark gas price competition in QLD

Posted by June 27th 2018

The South East Queensland gas market is set for a much-needed competition boost, with one of the country’s highest-rated retailers set to take on the big two. Red Energy will become the first to challenge AGL …


Consumer watchdog targets dodgy phone chargers

Posted by June 26th 2018

The NSW consumer watchdog is targeting dangerous products in discount stores as part of a new safety campaign, including dodgy phone chargers. Minister for Better Regulation, Matthew Kean, said NSW Fair Trading has already visited more …


Powershop slashes electricity prices in QLD, NSW

Posted by June 26th 2018

Powershop has announced a significant drop in electricity prices for customers in South East Queensland, while also bucking the trend by cutting rates in New South Wales. The retailer, which promotes regular power savings via its …


Red Energy cuts electricity rates, but gas prices go up

Posted by June 25th 2018

Red Energy has cut or frozen electricity prices across the country, but customers can expect to pay more for gas. The retailer, owned by renewable energy generation company Snowy Hydro, says its electricity rates in Queensland …