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Monday, February 17, 2020

Tips and Tricks - Kogan Egift cards

If you are a skeptic when it comes to gift cards, I don't blame you. Retailers have found gift cards to be a great way of selling something in advance and even better if people never use it. Now, most gift cards are not allowed to have a one year expiry but you also need to know how to use them properly.

For Kogan Gift cards sent electronically you need to note the following things

  • Searching your email for egift, gift card or egiftcard will not turn a result. The email that your Kogan egiftcard came in is actually with the subject "You have received a gift" so you should search for that instead. 
  • When you go to Kogan.com to redeem your gift card, note that the website asks you for the Gift card "pin" not the Gift card Number.  
I wonder whether anyone will search Google about this and find these tips about how to redeem a Kogan gift voucher, as my suspicion is that the design of this redemption is to make people think that their gift card has expired. If it has you fooled, you have three years to wise up before the gift voucher expires. Click thanks below if you found this useful or leave a comment.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Where are the New Years Eve Fireworks in Perth and WA?

Here's the official list of fireworks events that are happening tonight from the Department of Mines and Petroleum.

31/12/2019 8:45 PM BEST WESTERN HOTEL  CAR PARK BROCKMAN ST PEMBERTON WA 6260 BEST WESTERN HOTEL PEMBERTON NEW YEAR EVE

31/12/2019 8:00 PM PULU MARIAH  WEST ISLAND  COCOS ISLAND WA 6799 NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATIONS

31/12/2019 11:59 PM SWAN RIVER  EAST PERTH WA 6004 CROWN NYE  FIREWORKS DISPLAY

31/12/2019 11:59 PM SWAN RIVER  APPLECROSS WA 6153 RAFFLES HOTEL NYE FIREWORKS DISPLAY

31/12/2019 9:00 PM VAL STREET JETTY  VAL ST  ROCKINGHAM WA 6168 ROCKINGHAM NYE FIREWORKS DISPLAY

31/12/2019 11:59 PM GLOUCESTER PARK  NELSON CRES  EAST PERTH WA 6004 NYE FIREWORKS  WA

31/12/2019 8:00 PM WACA  NELSON CRES  EAST PERTH WA 6004 SEASONS MUSIC EVENT

31/12/2019 10:00 PM CITY BEACH SHORELINE CHALLENGER PDE  CITY BEACH WA 6015 CITY BEACH NYE  FIREWORKS

31/12/2019 9:00 PM JETTY LOCATION –  HANOVER BAY  PRINCESS ROYAL DR ALBANY WA 6330 ALBANY NYE CELEBRATIONS

31/12/2019 9:00 PM RUSSELL SQUARE  JAMES ST  NORTHBRIDGE WA 6003 COP NORTHBRIDGE NYE CELEBRATIONS

31/12/2019 8:00 PM THOMSON BAY  ROTTNEST ISLAND WA 6161 ROTTNEST ISLAND NYE FIREWORKS DISPLAY

31/12/2019 8:00 PM MINDARIE MARINA GROYNE ALEXANDRIA VW  MINDARIE WA 6030 NEW YEARS EVE –  MINDARIE MARINA

31/12/2019 8:30 PM
11:59 PM MANDURAH  EASTERN FORESHORE  LEIGHTON PL  MANDURAH WA 6210 MANDURAH NEW YEARS EVE

31/12/2019 9:00 PM TANKER JETTY  THE ESPLANADE ESPERANCE WA 6450 ESPERANCE FORESHORE FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS

31/12/2019 10:30 PM BUNBURY TROTTING CLUB HANDS AVE  BUNBURY WA 6230 BUNBURY TROTTS NYE FIREWORKS DISPLAY

31/12/2019 11:59 PM CANNINGTON GREYHOUNDS STATION ST  CANNINGTON WA 6987 CANNINGTON  GREYHOUNDS NYE FIREWORKS DISPLAY

31/12/2019 9:30 PM NICKOLBAY SPEEDWAY CINDERS RD  KARRATHA WA 6714 NICKOLBAY SPEEDWAY  NEW YEARS EVE

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Free Parking in Perth City only on one street

As many retail tenants move out of the city, they cite low patronage and high rents as the reasons. If you ask most residents in Perth, the issue is parking fees in the city. Why would you buy something from JB Hifi in the city when you can go to your local shopping centre's JB Hifi which doesn't charge parking fees? Well the City of Perth has started a trial of free parking in the city but it is only on Hay Street between Hill and Bennett Street. A quick Google search only shows one newspaper article alluding to this trial. No official CPP websites seem to mention it which makes us wonder whether they are looking to prove that this trial was unsuccessful. So if you are looking for free parking in the Perth City centre, check this street out and remember to swim between the flags (Hill St and Bennett St).


Free Parking in West Perth 
If you are visiting West Perth, they are also running a free parking trial for Hay Street between Outram and Havelock Streets.

Free Parking in East Perth
The free parking trial is running for Royal Street from Trafalgar Road to Fielder Street.