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

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cheapest Seafood Platter in Perth - Left Bank Wednesdays

Looking for a seafood platter in Perth? Many people come to WA looking for fresh seafood and its not always easy to find one that is decent enough to recommend at a good price but here's one to explore. The Left Bank which offers a free seafood platter for two when another seafood platter for two is purchased. That's basically $67 for two seafood platters that feeds (more than) four people. The seafood platter comes with chilli mussels, oysters, calamari, fish and chips. 

You can find the Left Bank website here. Tell them PerthHacks sent you.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

AMEX Ascent or Qantas Frequent Flyers?

31st of March is approaching and the decision still remains in the air. Transfer the AMEX card points to Frequent Flyers or keep them on the Ascent Membership rewards? I've tried to figure out which is more generous but my feeling is that Qantas is going to be less generous soon with the FF points... what do you think?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Free Qantas Frequent Flyer LIFETIME Membership - till 31st Mar 09

If you hurry you can get Free membership into Qantas Frequent Flyers program. There has been some reshuffling of credit card access to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program and it seems to have made Qantas unsure whether people will be sticking around with them after the 31st march deadline.

How to benefit from this? Well, Qantas is offering from now until the 31st March, Free Membership into the Qantas FF which lasts a lifetime. You are saving $82.50 joining fee which everyone until now had to pay. 

To take advantage of this offer, follow this link and make sure you transfer some loyalty points in before 31 March 2009. 

Watch out for MobileRewardz - premium SMS scam

There are quite a few websites around that offer different things and the common denominator for them all is that in the terms and conditions they mention that you will receive something called a Premium SMS. These are SMS that you receive and every time you receive one you get billed on your mobile bill $2.5 - $10 every time!!! When you agree to sign up to the website and give them your mobile, you agree you will be billed for these premium sms.

But how can someone charge me for recieving an sms? Good question.. but they can. There are arrangements with Optus, Virgin, Telstra, Vodafone and Three which allow these third parties to bill you for these Premium SMS. 

Example - 

Terms and conditions
4. Entry and participation will incur charges as set out in this clause. After entering your details via the website, you will receive a free SMS containing your entry PIN number. Your PIN number will allow you access to the website to create and submit your entry. It is a condition of entry that you agree to receive a minimum of 1 SMS each week, the text is selected at random by the Promoter, from the date on which you enter until the competition closes on 25 May 2009. Each piece of content will be delivered to you via Premium SMS and will incur a charge of $2.50. To end the subscription reply with stop to 19996111. For help call 0280220777.

Have you come across such a website? Leave a comment here and let others know.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

$400 Nokia E63 for FREE on Three $29 cap

An excellent deal for those in Perth looking for a cheap but good value mobile phone. I've been looking at Optus, Three, Virgin and Vodafone (telstra just dont bother!) for good deals and this is the best deal in three months!

And if you want to be paid $64 for signing up, follow this link sign up to Moneyback Co, click through to the link to Three and get cash back as well as an extra $50 credit.

EDIT: Nokia E63 is now on the $29 cap plan for only 12 months and if you are referred by a current customer (you need them to submit your name and email address to 3 website before you sign up), you get an extra 150minutes free calls per month for 12 months to all 3 customers and $25 extra credit. This was valid as at 29/6/09. See more details here.

Fly to Adelaide return for the cost of a taxi to airport

We are officially in a recession now and you can either cry about it or take advantage of the recession. One of the sweet things is the demand elasticity of air fares. Tiger airways is offering flights to Adelaide from Perth for just over $50 return!!  That is absolutely crazy! Apparently people are not keen on flying out of Perth in March this year.. so who's taking advantage of this deal?

Edit: The next day, Tiger had the same route at $300 return!!! Gotta be quick or you miss out on deals like this!

Bankwest customers now have FREE access to all Commonwealth ATMs

Following the takeover by Commonweath Bank of Bankwest, one good thing comes out of it for Bankwest customers. From 1 March, 2009 Bankwest customers are now able to use any Bankwest or Commonwealth Bank ATMs without incurring any ATM fees - that means access to over 4,000+ ATMs nationwide.  Fee-free agreements with Westpac, Bank of Queensland and Bank of South Australia (eg when you travel to other states) are not valid from 1 March onwards.