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Bargain sites you should bookmark

I made an amazing discovery this year. The internet is not only a great social networking and informational tool (not to mention a great time-waster), but it can actually also get you things cheaper. Now, this may not be news to some, but for those who aren’t aware of these amazing sites, you really should take a look. Some of these sites offer huge savings on hair styling, holidays, basic grocery shopping, food, and much, much more. They all generally run by a ‘one deal a day’ policy, so if the deal of the day doesn’t take your fancy, there’s more than likely to be one you’ll love tomorrow.

Catch Of The Day

The site that first introduced me to the world of online bargains, Catch Of The Day proposes just that. Every day, there’s a new ‘catch’ which you can simply click to buy, and you’ll have it delivered straight to your door. I’ve seen amazing things on this site, from laptops and ridiculously cheap hard-drives, to all your grocery store needs. They generally have a shipping cap as well, so you can buy as many items as you like without having to worry about shipping costs! Immensely popular items do sell out though, and remember that each item is only available for 24 hours, so make sure you bookmark the site so you don’t miss out.

Scoopon

Ah, Scoopon. Possibly my favourite. The Scoopon site is divided into the different cities because it offers deals according to where you live. The catch is that a certain number of people have to also want to buy the deal before you can get it. However, from what I’ve observed, the deals are so good that this is really never a problem. So if you want to save hundreds on a huge hair pampering (including hair colour, hair style cut, head massage, etc) or you’ve always wanted to get your teeth whitened but could never afford it, I’d highly recommend keeping one eye on Scoopon at all times.

Deals.Com.Au

Very similar to Scoopon, this site also offers huge savings on deals in your particular city. It also requires a certain number of people to buy the deal before it can be upheld (I don’t mean that you spend money on nothing – you just have to register your interest and if enough people also do so, then you buy it!). Great holiday and beauty deals, don’t miss out.

 

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Melbourne, get excited: Zara is coming!

 

Fashionistas, get ready. And perhaps try and salvage some money over the next four days because the imminent Zara Melbourne opening is just around the corner. Opening on Bourke Street in Melbourne on Wednesday, June 15th, Zara is one of the largest international fashion companies, whose recent Sydney opening had the crowds flocking before the doors had even opened. Things to love about Zara? The Melbourne store will feature three floors, you can shop there with your mum (because their clothes cater for a wider age range than most stores), and, most importantly, they boast a casual chic style for the incredibly fashionable. Need more convincing? Check out the clothes you can expect to see there on the 15th, the Winter 2011 collection.

Great move, Melbourne. Now excuse me while I go pray for a Topshop, Forever 21, and an Urban Outfitters.

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