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Sat 13 Oct 2018

Woolies’ new move to shake up shopping wars

premium_icon Woolies’ new move to shake up shopping wars

AS COMPETITION among supermarkets gets fiercer, Woolworths has expanded a popular services to lure in new consumers. But it is costly.

Thu 11 Oct 2018

Woman’s insane $30m shopping spree

Woman’s insane $30m shopping spree

ZAMIRA Hajiyeva once spent $280,000 on jewellery in a single day. Now, authorities want to know where the money came from.

Wed 10 Oct 2018

How to cut your grocery bill this spring

How to cut your grocery bill this spring

Most Aussies spend hundreds on food each week. But there are easy ways to save big at the checkout, without cutting fresh produce from the shopping list.

Sat 6 Oct 2018

Aussies are losing nearly $600 doing this

Aussies are losing nearly $600 doing this

HIGH energy prices have frustrated and confused almost every Australian — and bad deals are costing customers more than they know.

Thu 4 Oct 2018

Shonkys: $189 toaster that doesn't toast

Shonkys: $189 toaster that doesn't toast

THIS fancy two-slice KitchenAid toaster will set you back $189, but somehow the manufacturer missed a pretty glaring problem.

Wed 3 Oct 2018

Chocolate chain Max Brenner in voluntary administration

Chocolate chain Max Brenner in voluntary administration

IT’S known for its luxury crepes and hot chocolate, but sluggish sales and rising costs are spelling big trouble for a chocolate chain with 37 Aussie stores.

Sat 29 Sep 2018

Sale fail: ALDI’s big truck backfire

Sale fail: ALDI’s big truck backfire

WHEN this item went on sale at ALDI last year it flew off shelves within 10 seconds. This morning at the shops was slightly different.

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Telstra’s $9.3m refund to mobile customers

Telstra’s $9.3m refund to mobile customers

TELSTRA has handed back $9.3 million to 72,000 mobile customers who were charged via opaque third party billing systems.

Thu 27 Sep 2018

Simple idea that led to billion-dollar business

Simple idea that led to billion-dollar business

THIS woman’s unusual polka-dot suit provides a simple solution to a common problem we all have — and it’s making its creator super rich.

Tue 25 Sep 2018

iPhone XS Max review: The price for a great photo?

iPhone XS Max review: The price for a great photo?

While the new iPhones come with a big price tag, when you consider what is under the hood, there will be plenty willing to fork out for one.

Thu 20 Sep 2018

End to shops getting our money for nothing

premium_icon End to shops getting our money for nothing

NEW laws will cut down on the $150 million a year wasted on unused gift cards — a third of which is in Queensland.

Easy way to save $622 a year

Easy way to save $622 a year

THIS website has helped about 1600 people shave an average of $622 off their annual bills — and there’s only a slight catch.

Wed 19 Sep 2018

Woolies fan gets logo tattooed on hand

Woolies fan gets logo tattooed on hand

A HOBART fan of Woolworths has shown her love of the supermarket by getting the store’s current logo tattooed on her hand.

Tue 18 Sep 2018

Outrage over Coles trolley ban

Outrage over Coles trolley ban

FIRST came the plastic bag ban. Now, Coles is under fire again for barring trolleys from some self-serve check-outs.

How much? Would you pay $16 for a cup of coffee?

How much? Would you pay $16 for a cup of coffee?

WE’RE prepared to pay extra for a fine glass of wine, but would you reach deeper in your wallet for a really great coffee?

Mon 17 Sep 2018

Telcos put on notice over 'unlimited data' mobile deals

Telcos put on notice over 'unlimited data' mobile deals

TELCOS are being warned they face fines of millions of dollars for misleading advertising promoting 'unlimited data' mobile plans.

Sat 15 Sep 2018

Fake food hitting shop shelves

Fake food hitting shop shelves

IT’S happening right now in plain sight — and Aussies don’t even realise they’re being sold dodgy food products that aren’t the real deal.

Fri 14 Sep 2018

Barefoot Investor’s dire warning for parents

Barefoot Investor’s dire warning for parents

YOUR kid is “not prepared”, the Barefoot Investor warns. Here’s the one piece of advice parents with young kids need to know.

Heartbreaking result of strawberry sabotage

Heartbreaking result of strawberry sabotage

AFTER a chilling new strawberry warning and fears of a copycat contaminator, the devastating effect of this week’s sabotage has been revealed.

‘Price-jacking’: Brazen way Aussies are being ripped off

‘Price-jacking’: Brazen way Aussies are being ripped off

THERE’S a sneaky way countless Aussies are being ripped off during their online shopping — and it turns out it’s entirely legal.

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