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Tipid Tips in Australia

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  • atchinoatchino SydneyPosts: 312Member
    Kuripo-TIPS #25 - Use CashBack and get PAID when you shop.
    * You get $5 on your account when you join and make a $20 purchase with in 90 days

    What I can purchase?
    -- there are lots participating stores within CashReward like (Woolworths, Groupon, Rebel, eBay etc...)

    If you are using OPAL card or buying grocery at Woolworths, you can purchase a Woolworth eGIFT card with 5% discount and use it to top up your OPAL card or when you buy your groceries (This is what I do)
    -- Woolworth eGift Card is not a cashback but a direct DIRECT discount of 5% upon purchase.

    Minimum eGift card value is $100, I only pay $95 (I purchase recently so I can top up my opal card)
    --- eGift card voucher will be sent to your nominated email.

    How ?
    1. Join CashReward using the LINK
    2. Select "Woolworths Gift Cards - Special Offer" from their participating shop
    3. Click on Shop
    4. You will be redirected to the participating store website to continue with your purchase.

    NOTE:
    - Make sure you login FIRST in CashReward when going to the participating store website to TRACK your spending and get a CASHBACK.
    - Shop only if you need to and not because it is discounted.


    Joining is FREE and you get $5 for joining and made a purchase at least worth $20 within 90 days of signing up )

    http://fbuy.me/fDLvx

    Disclaimer: Promo and discount is active a the time of posting. Details of the offering may change anytime.



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  • dreamntheseadreamnthesea SingaporePosts: 86Member
    Subscribing ;) ask ko na din kung anong pwedeng dalhin na mura from sg?

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  • bookwormbookworm CanberraPosts: 588Member
    My tipid tips would be:

    -for buying furniture or appliances, look at garage sales, gumtree or facebook marketplace. You get a lot of good quality products from there.
    -for electricity or other utilities, ask around what packages they have and ask them to price match. Also, there are some companies that give a discount if you pay on time.
    -for groceries, look at all the catalogues. Sometimes, you can even get it before the products go on sale. So if you know that the product you will be buying will be half price the week after, then hold off buying until then.

    Cheers!

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  • atheleneathelene SydneyPosts: 367Member
    edited April 2018
    Are stoves and ovens in Australia commonly electric or gas? Mas mura po ba gumamit ng electric oven or gas oven? I'm kind of fond of baking/reheating food in the oven kasi (rather than microwave), so I'm considering my options for when I move to Sydney.

    And saan po ok bumili ng laser printer and laptop? mas mura po ba sa mga actual stores or meron pwede pagbilhan online?

    medyo OT:
    @vhoythoy great pics! do you have online tutorials of some sort or websites you can recommend for amateurs/hobbyist? :D
  • agentKamsagentKams AustraliaPosts: 820Member
    @athelene in my experience, mas mura ang electric kesa gas. we were spending $700 per quarter nung electric/gas kami, but ngayon half or less than that na lang bill namin for family of three.

    Madami pwede bilhan ng laser printer and laptop here, para sa akin mas mainam bumili sa store coz they offer freebies/discounts compare online.

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  • atheleneathelene SydneyPosts: 367Member
    @agentKams I see. yung pricing po ba varies depending on location? Which area po kayo? And which stores po ang pwedeng pagbilhan ng laptop? Thanks!
  • agentKamsagentKams AustraliaPosts: 820Member
    @athelene regional qld kami, you mean tariff sa electricity ang gas? yes, iba iba per state.
    for laptop dito samin, harvery norman, jb hifi, office works, the good guys. mas madami option sa sydney. I bought my laptop for use sa uni sa harvey norman. Free naman ang Office suite provided by the university na.

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    April 2018: Uni Graduation

    Timeline: Permanent Visa (189) Accountant 221111
    26 Aug 15: PTE-A Result- OK! ( L84 W80 R77 S69)
    28 Aug 15: Email sent to CPAA for Assessment
    14 Sept 15: Positive Assessment received from CPAA
    14 Sept 15: Lodged EOI (60 pts 189/65 pts 190) - lapsed
    17 Nov 2017: Lodged EOI (75 pts 189 / 80 pts 190)
    08 March 2018: PTE-A Retake - Superior (L87 W90 R90 S90)
    16 March 2018: Updated EOI (85 pts 189/90pts 190)
    12 April 2018: NSW pre-invite [lapsed, EOI withddrawn]
    18 April 2018: ITA received - Visa 189
    04 May 2018 : Lodged Visa Application - Visa 189
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    9 Jan 2019 - 2nd CO Contact - penal waiver
    18 Jan 2019 - Updated immiaccount with penal waiver
    29 Jan 2019 - Forwarded PCC to gsm.allocated email
    8 Feb 2019 - Visa Grant - Finally!!

  • atheleneathelene SydneyPosts: 367Member
    @agentKams ah okies, thank you very much for the info! :D i'll go check out the stores you mentioned when i get to sydney.
  • kzander22kzander22 philippinesPosts: 48Member
    how much po ang laptp sa Australia, my mga sale poba?
  • Captain_ACaptain_A AUSTRALIAPosts: 1,740Member, Moderator
    Hi All,

    if mag trasfer kayo money to ph, you can use this link & sign up.. eto ang gamit ko, fixed fee and good rate.

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  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 2,789Member, Moderator
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    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/

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  • Captain_ACaptain_A AUSTRALIAPosts: 1,740Member, Moderator

    magbaon kesa kumain sa labas :D

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  • JacrayeJacraye SydneyPosts: 93Member

    @athelene said:
    Are stoves and ovens in Australia commonly electric or gas? Mas mura po ba gumamit ng electric oven or gas oven? I'm kind of fond of baking/reheating food in the oven kasi (rather than microwave), so I'm considering my options for when I move to Sydney.

    @athelene based on my experience and computations, mas magastos ang electric stove in the long run. and generally mas-magastos kung electric powered ang stove at water heater mo. before, we were using gas stove and gas water heater, bill was less than $400 quarterly including electricity. now, in our new place, puro electric powered. bill namin $700-800 quarterly including elec. that's sydney area near cbd.

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  • ignormsignorms AdelaidePosts: 105Member

    Invest in a good vacuum flask, magbaon ka ng tubig! Dahil $4 ang bottled water dito na kinse lang sa Pinas.

  • Captain_ACaptain_A AUSTRALIAPosts: 1,740Member, Moderator

    @ignorms said:
    Invest in a good vacuum flask, magbaon ka ng tubig! Dahil $4 ang bottled water dito na kinse lang sa Pinas.

    agree napakamahal ng bottled water grabe

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    26 Apr '16 EA Skills Assessment Positive Outcome
    06 May '16 PTE-A Exam
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    11 May '16 Got ITA
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