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Sun 28 Oct 2018

RECALL: The swimmers you can't get wet

RECALL: The swimmers you can't get wet

Worldwide recall for swimmers that may pose a danger when strips come off after contact to water

Fri 26 Oct 2018

Crackdown as parents fight for baby formula

Crackdown as parents fight for baby formula

DESPERATE parents have put added pressure on supermarkets over baby formula supply, as more footage of stockpiling emerges.

Thu 25 Oct 2018

‘Hush hush’ plan that could stop self-serve checkout theft

‘Hush hush’ plan that could stop self-serve checkout theft

THAT “accident” you keep doing at the check-outs — swiping posh food as potatoes. Not for much longer.

Tue 23 Oct 2018

How to score the best online sales deals

How to score the best online sales deals

THE online sale season is just around the corner — and just in time for Christmas shopping. Here’s your guide to the best deals.

Surprising thing you can order at Red Rooster

Surprising thing you can order at Red Rooster

FAST food restaurant chain Red Rooster is trialling a new idea at several Victorian outlets this summer. The company’s CEO says it’s trying to “diversify”.

Thu 18 Oct 2018

The products Aldi refuses to sell

The products Aldi refuses to sell

A SUPERMARKET that boasts about not selling things? Aldi thinks less is more and has now listed the everyday foods that will never grace it’s shelves.

Roger David goes into administration

Roger David goes into administration

ROGER David is in the hands of administrators after the menswear retailer collapsed due to international and online rivals.

Wed 17 Oct 2018

Amazon’s new threat to Coles and Woolies

Amazon’s new threat to Coles and Woolies

AMAZON Australia has fired a shot across the bow of our supermarket giants with a new category appearing on its online store.

Reject Shop slams mortgage hikes

Reject Shop slams mortgage hikes

THE Reject Shop has cut its profit guidance by about 40 per cent after a sales slump it is linking to recent mortgage rate hikes.

Tue 16 Oct 2018

How thrifty couple slashed grocery bill to $50

How thrifty couple slashed grocery bill to $50

Ashton and Andrew Shonhan have ten tips for you to do the same.

Sat 13 Oct 2018

This is the most organised woman in Australia

This is the most organised woman in Australia

ROXI Sam finished all her Christmas shopping in June. The presents are wrapped. And just wait until you see inside her fridge.

Mum’s hack: How to save $1700 before Christmas

Mum’s hack: How to save $1700 before Christmas

A MONEY blogger has revealed how families could save as much as $1700 by “eating their way to a free Christmas”.

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.

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