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Wed 19 Dec 2018

Craziest Christmas supermarket bargains

Craziest Christmas supermarket bargains

Champagne for just $25 or how about Christmas dinner for less than $20 per head? Coles, Woolies and Aldi are furiously dropping prices to drag us in store.

How to shop smart before Christmas

premium_icon How to shop smart before Christmas

Are you one of the four per cent of Aussies who has left their pressie shopping to the week before Christmas?

Secret Santa backfires with angry texts

Secret Santa backfires with angry texts

An office Secret Santa has gone pear-shaped, after a colleague demanded she receive another gift because hers was too cheap.

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Why I don’t buy gifts for my grandkids

Why I don’t buy gifts for my grandkids

Forget the sound of squeals and shredded wrapping paper on Christmas morning, because this grandmother does gift giving differently.

Aldi’s $20 genius tote bag

Aldi’s $20 genius tote bag

This is not your standard tote. This is a wine cooler bag fitted with its own reusable drink pouch. Christmas is sorted.

Mon 17 Dec 2018

Anger as Coles mini cases sell out

premium_icon Anger as Coles mini cases sell out

COLES Christmas minis have proved popular with collector cases sold out in a matter of days in Ipswich, Springfield and Redbank.

Today’s embarrassing Coles apology

Today’s embarrassing Coles apology

The Today show has issued an awkward on-air apology this morning after giving a bit of misleading Christmas information.

Top tips to keep on track this festive season

premium_icon Top tips to keep on track this festive season

The Christmas festive season can leave shoppers out of pocket and stressed to the max.

Sat 15 Dec 2018

The bee's knees in eco wraps reduces plastic in the home

premium_icon The bee's knees in eco wraps reduces plastic in the home

Matt and Geraldine Devine created their beautiful and biodegradable alternative to using plastic in the home.

Fri 14 Dec 2018

The problem(s) with Christmas shopping

premium_icon The problem(s) with Christmas shopping

Here's a tip from the Chatterbox, avoid Queen Street Mall at Christmas time

Inside Woolies’ most exclusive store

Inside Woolies’ most exclusive store

A swanky, one-of-a-kind Woolies has opened for some of Australia’s ritziest residents, but you won’t see any big brands in this “test bed”.

Are your Christmas gifts actually safe?

premium_icon Are your Christmas gifts actually safe?

Most of us blindly believe there are legal requirements to ensure what’s for sale has passed safety tests. We couldn’t be more wrong, writes Jane Fynes-Clinton.

The shocking truth about credit card rewards

premium_icon The shocking truth about credit card rewards

Points-hungry Christmas shoppers chasing credit card rewards are being warned to think twice about using plastic after new figures revealed piddling returns.

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Backlash over ‘disgusting’ figurines

Backlash over ‘disgusting’ figurines

An Aussie bargain shop chain has been forced to remove a bizarre product from its shelves after copping a major backlash on social media.

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Here’s what’s open over Christmas

Here’s what’s open over Christmas

As we all walk it over the finish line for 2018, here’s your guide to what’s open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year.

Cheapest supermarket this Christmas

Cheapest supermarket this Christmas

ON A basket of 22 festive items, from prawns to puddings, it’s been revealed one supermarket is 14 per cent cheaper than its nearest rival.

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Photos that brought down $77k conman

Photos that brought down $77k conman

Adam Griffiths racked up a huge bill jetsetting to exotic locations around the world. There was just one problem — it was all a fraud.

The best earphones you can buy?

premium_icon The best earphones you can buy?

WITH a price tag of almost $500, Sennheiser's Momentum True Wireless earphones would want to be bloody good.

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom put to the test in Australia

premium_icon DJI Mavic 2 Zoom put to the test in Australia

The addition of a two times optical zoom has done for drones what the iPhone 7 Plus did to mobile photography.

Mobile habit we really need to break

Mobile habit we really need to break

We all know about the bag ban, but there is a growing problem in Australia that needs to be addressed — and you’re probably guilty.

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