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Friday, December 12, 2014

Why is Platinum Edge Perth's Best Credit Card deal?

Recently, American Express started offering to waive the first year's annual fee for the AMEX Platinum Edge card. This is a saving of $195 for a card that includes a free return economy flight (plus luggage) on Virgin Australia to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Broome any time of the year with a surprisingly high availability of seats even during peak periods.

For people on the East Coast, they only get free flights along the East Coast but for us in Perth, we could save up to $1000 on air fares using this offer! We've posted about this card before but if you haven't moved on the offer already, now that they are waiving the first year's annual fee, now is the time to get the AMEX Platinum Edge card. Sign up here to get 10,000 membership reward points instead of the usual 5,000 points.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Phone Charging Too Slow? Probably Your Charger

I've long suspected that charging my phone from different ports or cables results in different lengths of time for the phone to charge. It was not until I got an app called "Galaxy Charging Current" that I realised how much of a difference there is.

  • Charging via a USB port on my computer charged at only 460mA
  • Charging via an extension USB cable connected to a wall socket - 600mA
  • Charging via a Samsung Galaxy S2 USB charger (black) connected to the wall charged at 1000mA
  • Charging via a HTC USB charger connected to the wall charged at 1100mA
  • Charging via a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 charger (white) connected to the wall charged at 1400mA
It is an app certainly worth getting to find out whether you are wasting your time trying to charge your phone with your computer's USB port.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Perth Christmas Shopping Starts 7am in SOME Shops

Do you like to shop early? Some shops can now open from 7am Monday to Saturday in Perth but not all major shopping centres are jumping at the opportunity. Currently the following are

Open from 7am-9pm Monday-Saturday from today
  • Coles
  • Woolworths
  • Target 
  • KMart
  • Claremont Quarter (to 6pm)
  • Bunnings (to 7pm on Saturdays)
  • Masters (to 6pm Saturdays)
  • Spud Shed (open 24 hours in Jandakot and Innaloo)
David Jones will only start opening at 8am three days before Christmas. Myer only opens 8:30am at Morley, Karrinyup, Joondalup, Garden City and Carousel.