For those in Perth always looking for a better, faster, cheaper way

Thursday, October 30, 2008

What do you do when you are out of pre-paid mobile credit?

If you are an optus customer, you can just text IOU to the number 468 and they will lend you an emergency $3 credit that expires in three days. This is a new feature that they have only just launched today. More about this here or here

Melbourne Cup Krispy Kremes 4/11/08 only

For the weary traveller coming back from Melbourne for the Melbourne cup, here's a special that you may want to consider.

Purchase any one dozen doughnuts between 10am and 12pm in your nearest store on Melbourne Cup Day (Tuesday 4th November) and receive One dozen Original Glazed™ FREE.

Enjoy a box of Krispy Kremes with friends and family whilst you cheer on your good thing!

As for Perth getting a KK store... don't think its on the horizon just yet..

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Catch a Perth Bus via Google Maps

Its become so easy to find out when the bus is coming to your bus stop using Google Maps. As announced by Google, it is now possible to find your bus stop on Google Maps and click on the bus stop to find out what buses are coming now.

The whole of Perth's transport system has been mapped out on Google Maps - the first city to be mapped in Australia! Make the most of it Perthians.. for once we are ahead of the east!

Try it out at Google Transit:

15% off storewide @ Target

From Thursday 30 October (tomorrow) to Saturday 1 November, Target is taking 15% off their profit margin on everything in store. Good time to check your sock drawer J

Bus lane police nab time-poor commuters

I don’t always travel down roads where there is a dedicated bus lane but recently I saw two police booking a car who had obviously ventured into the dedicated bus lane. Its very tempting on a main road to see the lane so empty during peak hour but it seems like all the regulars know what happens to those who want to save 10 seconds in their trip home. For those that are not so familiar with the police trap, they become a daily reminder that police do have the final say.


So beware the police hiding in the bush looking for bus lane cheats!

JB Hifi Sale

Check out JB HIfi sale at the moment including 10% off most things.
If you ever wanted to get a discount on anything in JB Hifi just feel free to negotiate with them. They are willing to give you a discount on the spot. That's what makes JB the most popular and successful electronics store in Perth or even Australia. Come back for more bargains and hacks for Perth residents (and oftentimes other Australians).

Cheapest Chicken Rice in Perth

$4.80 Chicken rice at Karawara shopping centres in a shop called Chilliz. Chilliz can also be found on Hampton Rd in Nedlands. Enjoy the cheap chicken rice here and thank me for it :) Come back for more bargains here at Perth Hacks. Leave a comment if this has benefitted you.

20% off Koorong and Word Thursday - Saturday

Koorong and Word are Nationwide Christian stores in Australia. You can get CDs, DVDs, books etc. They usually go on sale at the same time. Includes free postage for orders online over $125.
Word bookstores