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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Those Rare Properties in 2016 Maccas Monopoly

If you are one of those who can't resist the McDonalds Monopoly game, here are the rare properties you need to keep an eye out for.

  • Piccadilly ($20,000 Flight Centre gift card)
  • Park Lane (LED-LCD Samsung TV) 
  • Fleet Street (Suzuki Vitara)
  • Marlborough Street (Samsung Galaxy Tablet)
  • Regent St (Samsung home theatre)
  • Euston Rd ($100 BP gift card) 
  • Whitehall ($500 ichoose gift card)
  • Fenchurch St Station (Flight Centre $100 voucher)
  • Old Kent Rd ($1000 ichoose gift card) 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Perth AMEX Shop Small - Earn up to $30 back per card at these Perth businesses

Edit September 2016 - The AMEX Shop Small promotion is on again but just for this weekend 16-18 September 2016. You can only use each AMEX card for this weekend three times.

Australians who have registered their AMEX for Shop Small are able to shop at various participating local businesses and for every purchase of $20 or more, you will be given $10 credit back to your AMEX account. This can be done ten times per card. There is no complete list of small businesses that are participating but you can look at the Shop Small  map to see some of the businesses that are participating.

How do you know you got $10 cashback? You should receive an email almost instantaneously when your card is charged. If your husband/wife also has an AMEX, you could possibly split the bill for transactions over $40 to get $10 credit for each card. Remember, this offer is only available until Sunday 18th September 2016. Here are some Perth businesses that are on the Shopsmall map this year. If you visit, please report back to confirm that you got your cashback.
  • Chemmart (Aubin Grove, Gosnells) (confirmed 2016)
  • Pharmacy 777 Mandurah (confirmed 2016)
  • Greg's Discount Chemist Applecross, Hamilton Hill, Freo, Rocko, Morley, Mirrabooka (confirmed 2016)
  • Forest Lakes Pharmsacy, Brentwood Pharmacy (confirmed 2016)
  • Soul Pattinson East Vic Park, Kalamunda (confirmed 2016)
  • Limes Supermarket Myaree (confirmed 2016)
  • Happy Star Myaree (confirmed 2016)
  • Mai Thai Restaurant (confirmed 2016) 
  • Il Ciao Applecross (confirmed 2016)
  • The Gala Restaurant Applecross
  • Caffissimo Southlands
  • PLE Computers
  • Ong Square Oriental store Canning Vale (confirmed 2016)
  • Clancy's Fish Pub Applecross (confirmed 2016)
  • Mancini's Woodfired Pizza Applecross (confirmed 2016)
  • Sushi Master (Bull Creek, Ellenbrook, Innaloo)
  • Kailis Bros Fish Market Cafe (Oxford St, Leederville)
  • Tan Hoa Groceries Northbridge (confirmed 2016) 
  • Restaurants like - Blackbird, C, Cocos's, Istanbul, Maestro, Perugino, Rumours, Zapata's
  • Pappa's Pizza (confirmed 2016)
  • Jus Burgers Leederville (confirmed 2016)
  • Mandarin Wok Garden City (confirmed 2016)
  • Keepcup online order (confirmed 2016)
  • Fast Eddy's City (confirmed 2016) 
  • Fruit Basket Groceries store in Brentwood (confirmed 2016)
  • Queens Road Fine Foods in Mt Pleasant (confirmed 2016)
  • Viet Hoa (confirmed 2016)
    Some stores that were participating last year but don't seem to be in this year's map 
    • The Willetton Butcher
    • Emperor's Kitchen Leeming 
    • Let us know how you go with the promotion in the comments below especially if you can verify businesses that did or did not accept AMEX. If you have an AMEX and you would like to sign up for the Shop Small promotion click here. See the comments below for more ideas from other Perth AMEX users.

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    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Where to get the cheapest REVScheck on a car? Not CarHistory

    Thanks to the TV show The Checkout on ABC Thursday nights, they had this big tip last week which we believe needs to be embedded on the internet and shared to everyone you know. It is regarding the REVS check which is now not even called that. There are companies such as Car History that repackage the PPSR government report and sell them at ten times the price to you! Sure they add to the report a few interesting things you can find out online for free about the model of your car (eg average odometer reading etc). One thing that CarHistory supposedly offered was a report on insurance claims. Interestingly, when we bought a report, it did not show the insurance claims we made on the car.. not sure why?

    But if you are just wanting to find out if your car has been written off, stolen, encumbered with any finance company, you don't need to pay $36. But why wouldn't you trust a website like CarHistory? After all, RAC, the "consumer advocate", and your friendly insurance company, sells Car History reports on their online shop. They even give you $10 off. Unfortunately, as we also learnt, you can actually get the PPSR report for only $3.40 by buying the report directly from the Government website https://www.ppsr.gov.au (not ppsr.com.au, another company reselling these at a premium!). Yeah, $3.40 - less than the coffee you got this morning in Perth. This is worth letting your friends know, we reckon.

    Here's the segment from The Checkout - skip to 1:15.