Sydney Petrol Price Cycles Chart Now Back Up to Date

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Apologies! It appears the chart on our most popular page (Sydney Petrol Price Cycles) had been out of date for a couple of weeks. It's now back up to date! Click here (or find the link on the right hand side of the site) to see the updated chart. Happy saving.

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Google Chromecast (1st generation) for $34 @ Harvey Norman

Friday, March 11, 2016

Offer ends 31/03/2016. Grab one here.

Canon MG2460 Printer for $12 from Kmart

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Compact, affordable and efficient, the PIXMA MG2460 is the ideal All-in-One printer for your home office. It prints, it copies and it scans, delivering exceptional results effortlessly.Other handy features of the MG2460 include Quiet Mode for quieter printing, and an auto-power ON function that can helps you to conserve on energy costs.

- Kmart

Click here to see the deal at Kmart's website

ebay - The Big 25% Off* Target Sale

Saturday, October 31, 2015

ebay - The Big 25% Off* Target Sale - Use code CTARGET25 at checkout - *Max discount $1000. Ends November 2015. Excludes postage. Other T&Cs apply.

Click here to visit Target's ebay store.

Discount code: CTARGET25

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20% off $30, $50 and $100 Apple iTunes Cards at Officeworks

Monday, October 12, 2015

"Choice finds Aldi shop 50% off"

Thursday, June 04, 2015

It appears that ALDI is definitely the place to do our grocery shopping if we don't want to pay more than we should.

Click here to read the article at Sydney Morning Herald.

Amex Connect

Friday, May 29, 2015

Got an American Express card? If so you can get special benefits (like cashback promos!) etc. to a host of Amex partners. Click here to go to the Amex Connect home page and see benefits.

Delivery Hero - $20 off

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Delivery Hero

Coupon code is BITE20. Click here and enjoy!

Minimum order $20. Expires at 7pm today.

Sydney Petrol Price Cycles are BACK

Thursday, January 22, 2015

After a long wait, our very popular Sydney Petrol Price Cycles page is now back and up to date.

Thank you to all of our readers for your patience.

The page can be reached via the "Sydney Petrol Price Cycles" link on the right hand side of the website, or here.

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Saving Money using the Opal Card

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

One of the biggest complaints about using the Opal Card is that if you change transport modes within the hour, ie from bus to train, you end up paying for both your bus and train trip, but it is only counted as 1 'journey' for your 8 journey weekly cap. The problem is even worse if you have to catch a bus then a train then another bus as you pay 3 times but it is counted as only one journey ie catch a bus from Westleigh, get off at Thornleigh station to get a train to Central, catch a bus from Central to UNSW. Sure, you are likely to bump into the "weekly day cap" of $15 for adults and then subsequently the "weekly cap" (currently $60 for adults, and $30 for concessions) but if you were using the now scrapped My Multi 2 weekly (which was $52/week for adults, and $26 for concessions) then you'd be a very annoyed person.

The Stingy Sydney solution if your tap off time from the first bus to your tap on time for the second bus is more than an hour? Register two cards and use them both in the same week. For a student, this works out as follows:

Day 1:

Bus from Westleigh to Thornleigh Station: $1.05 [Use Opal Card 1, Journey 1]

Train from Thornleigh Station to Central Station: $2.41 ($1.68 off peak) [Use Opal Card 2, Journey 1]

Bus from Central to UNSW: $1.75 [Use Opal Card 1, Journey 2]

Spend at least 60mins at uni....(ie Roundhouse)

Bus from UNSW to Central: $1.75 [Use Opal Card 1, Journey 3]

Train from Central Station to Thornleigh Station: $2.41 ($1.68 off peak) [Use Opal Card 2, Journey 1]

Bus from Thornleigh Station to Westleigh : $1.05 [Use Opal Card 1, Journey 4]

Day 2:

Repeat Day 1. By the end of the day, your Opal Card 1 will be on Journey 8 and you should use this card for the rest of the week. The cost?

Opal Card 1: $11.20 for your bus journeys

Opal Card 2: $9.64 peak / $6.72 off-peak

So the maximum you will pay is $20.84 assuming all your train journeys are all peak, or if they are all off-peak, the cost is $17.92.

How much would this have cost if you just stuck to just one opal card? Well considering you would hit the $7.50 cap every day, you would also be hitting your weekly cap of $30, so Stingy Sydney has just saved you at least $10 a week.

 

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