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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Free Qantas Frequent Flyer Membership with Woolworths card

We have recently looked at the Woolworths Everyday Rewards Credit Card. Have a look here.

Now, there is another offer for free Qantas frequent flyer membership if you are an Everyday Rewards member. Go to the Everyday Rewards website and login. Under MY EVERYDAY REWARDS, click on Qantas Frequent Flyers to find ouy more. Usually Qantas frequent flyer membership costs $82.50. Makes me wonder why I ever paid for my membership.

You may want to consider whether the rewards through Qantas Frequent Flyers is better than those offered by Woolworths through the Everyday Rewards scheme.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Perth Best Restaurants Cafes - Experts say

Don't you hate coming out of a restaurant thinking that you wasted your money and you wished someone warned you about it? Well last night, 

the  Restaurant and Catering Industry Association announced Perth's best restaurants. Stick with these, support these restaurants and you should be ok. If you went to any of these and you disagree with the

 "experts" feel free to leave a comment. Your contribution helps someone just like you looking for a good restaurant. This blog has no affiliation with any of the listed restaurants. Just for fun, I'll underline those I've been to and agree with the experts. 

And the winners are:

Most Popular Restaurant (by popular vote)Christina's

Outstanding Informal Dining Restaurant of the Year
Nahm Thai

Outstanding Formal Dining Restaurant of the YearRestaurant Amuse

Perth Best Coffee Shop


  • Coffee Club Midland
  • Café 130
  • Soto Espresso

Perth Best Breakfast Restaurant
The Wild Fig Café


  • Coode St Café
  • Cafe Pronto
  • John St Café

Perth Best Pizza Restaurant


  • Ruocco’s
  • Little Caesars
  • Il Padrino 

Perth Best Themed Restaurant
Casellas Wine & Tapas


  • Rustlers Steakhouse
  • Hog’s Breath Café, Northbridge
  • Jimmy Deans Diner, Scarborough

Perth Best Family Restaurant
Vans Sidewalk Café


  • Attrium
  • Jetty’s
  • Café Pronto
  • Sunset’s Café and Bistro

Perth Best Specialty Restaurant
Four Seasons Roasting Duck


  • Lamont’s, Cottesloe
  • The Pony Club
  • The Prophet

Perth Best BYO Restaurant
Clarkes of North Beach


  • The Manse
  • Assisi Café Ristorante
  • Newtown House

Continued in next post.

Perth Best Restaurants Awards (part 2)

Perth's Restaurant and Catering Industry Association Awards for 2009 continued.

Perth Best Café
  • Da Vinci
  • Etro Bistro
  • Café Pronto
Perth Best Entertainment Restaurant
Friends Restaurant

  • Frenchy’s

Perth Best Asian Cuisine

  • Hayashi, Applecross
  • Satsuki
  • Nine Fine Food
  • Chatters Café and Restaurant, Midland

Perth Best Thai Cuisine
Nahm Thai

  • Dusit Thai
  • Sala Thai, Claremont
  • Thai Corner
  • Saowanee's Place
Perth Best Indian Restaurant
Maya Indian Restaurant

  • Royal India
  • Punjab, Innaloo
  • The Turban Indian Restaurant
  • Agni Fine Cuisine

Perth Best Chinese Restaurant

  • Yu
  • Grand Palace
  • Golden Century

Perth Best Seafood Restaurant

  • Kailis Bros.
  • The Red Herring
  • The Fishy Affair

Perth Best Steakhouse
The Old Brewery

  • Adelphi Steakhouse
  • Char Char Bull
  • Hippo Creek African Grill
Continued here

Perth's Best Restaurants Awards (part 3)

The awards for Best Restaurant in Perth for various categories were announced by the Restaurant and Catering Industry Association and these are the winners.

Perth's Best Restaurant within a Winery
Voyager Estate Restaurant


  • Watershed Premium Wines
  • Capel Vale
  • Black Swan Winery and Restaurant
  • Vasse Felix

Perth's Best Tourism Restaurant
Matilda Bay


  • Café Pronto
  • Zanders—Cable Beach
  • Zanders—Scarborough

Perth's Best New Restaurant


  • Little Cloud
  • Bouchard
  • Rudy's
  • Restaurant 1907
  • Jus Burgers

Perth's Best European Cuisine
George St Bistro


  • Chez Pierre
  • Elmars in the Valley
  • Bouchon Bistro
  • Alpine

Perth's Best Italian Cuisine


  • Julio's
  • Maurizio
  • Galileo

Perth's Best Informal Dining
Red Cabbage


  • Dear Friends Garden Restaurant
  • Deco
  • Bluewater Grill

Perth's Best Modern Contemporary Australian
Must Winebar


  • Frasers
  •  (A)Lure
  • Bistro Felix
  • Halo

Perth's Best Fine Dining
Restaurant Amuse


  • C Restaurant
  • Star Anise
  • The Loose Box

Coles Gift Cards - Get 5% off your groceries for two years

For those that have an entertainment book, you can get coles gift cards for 5% that only expire in 2 years. This means that as you buy your normal groceries from Coles, you will be able to save an extra 5% just by pre-paying for these coles cards. These Coles gift cards can also be used at Officeworks which is also affiliated with Coles.

Unfortunately, the Entertainment book recently stopped offering Coles gift cards for 5% off. Let us know if you know a way of getting 5% off gift cards with Coles.

Other related posts

  • 5% off Woolworths, BIGW, Caltex Woolworths petrol stations, Dick Smith, Bunnings' arch rival Masters, Tandy and liquor giants BWS and Dan Murphy's. Check out this post.

Burswood Atrium Buffet - 2 for 1

The Burswood Entertainment Complex is looking to smooth out its profit during hard times with a two for one offer for the Atrium Restaurant for Tuesday dinner in June 2009. Tea and coffee which used to be complimentary will now be charged $3 extra. The cost will be $44 per pair. Atrium is situated in the Intercontinental Hotel in Perth suburb of Burswood.

Book by calling 9362 7551 or email No further conditions are evident.

EDIT: Burswood is fully booked for every Tuesday in the month of June.. so don't bother.

Friday, May 15, 2009

FREE Delivery for Coles online

Coles is currently offering free delivery to Perth for a limited time. The prices online are a little more than in the shop but if you value convenience then this is a very good thing to try out. The orders need to be over $50 in order to get free delivery. I have also heard that they also throw in a few things free when you place your order for the first time as a "welcome surprise" (sorry I spoilt it for you). 

There are some deals which you will receive in your email which are the same as the store deals but you just need to be quite price savvy if you are the type who doesn't like getting ripped off. Some people have complained that sometimes they get the order wrong and all that, but I am sure with an introductory service like this, you just need to let them know and they will compensate you for your "inconvenience" as online shopping in Perth is meant to be convenient.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

225 Free SMS from SMSGlobal

Go to and register your mobile phone for 225 free sms you can send from your computer through their website. You can also buy more credit at $0.10c / SMS. This is very useful if you have a SMS mailing list for business or an organisation. Contact people immediately with the ease of a click. You will need: promotional code "gloss" to get this special offer. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Caltex ePumps Redefine Petrol Convenience

A handful of Caltex Woolworths petrol stations now offer the use of new epumps. You can use these epumps with an everyday money credit card, just by hovering your credit card over the sensor and then filling up your car. The cost of the fuel and the amount of money you saved with fuel discount will then be displayed on the LCD monitor in front of you and you are free to leave.

When you get home, you will notice that they have emailled you the receipt for your petrol purchase which makes reconciliation of expenses much easier.

Yes, you can pay for two cars at the same time so if you are feeling extra friendly, offer the 10c off discount to the guy lining up behind your pump :)

Just remember that the discount only works for Caltex epump service stations. Here is a list of WA epump stations:

CALTEX/WOOLWORTHS - Floreat The Boulevard Floreat Forum S/Cntr (08) 9383-7374

CALTEX/WOOLWORTHS - Dianella 372 Grand Promenade (08) 9276-9316

CALTEX/WOOLWORTHS - Mirrabooka 53 Yirrigan Drive (Cnr Farrier Rd) (08) 9207-2852

CALTEX/WOOLWORTHS - Cannington 1358 Albany Highway (08) 9358-6546

CALTEX/WOOLWORTHS - South Lake 752 North Lake Road (08) 9414-8247

CALTEX/WOOLWORTHS - South Fremantle 219 Hampton St (Cnr Douro Rd) (08) 9430-7903

CALTEX/WOOLWORTHS - Canning Vale Cnr Armherst & Nicholsons Rd (08) 9456-5829

CALTEX/WOOLWORTHS - SOUTHERN RIVER Cnr Warton & Furley Roads (08) 9256-4215

CALTEX/WOOLWORTHS - Forrestfield 78 Hale Road (08) 9359-3452

CALTEX/WOOLWORTHS - Ballajura Cnr Bellevin & Hamlin Drive (08) 9248-1329

CALTEX/WOOLWORTHS - MORLEY 60 Russell Street (08) 9275-7486

CALTEX/WOOLWORTHS - Ellenbrook Lot 3432 The Promenade (08) 9297-1044

CALTEX/WOOLWORTHS - Joondalup 189 Winton Road (08) 9300-1782

CALTEX/WOOLWORTHS - Currambine 1244 Marmion Avenue (08) 9304-0453

CALTEX/WOOLWORTHS - Hillarys 470 Marmion Avenue (08) 9401-7920

CALTEX/WOOLWORTHS - Madeley 168 Wanneroo Road (08) 9409-3486

Friday, May 8, 2009

Examining Woolworths Everyday Money Credit card

The Woolworths Everyday Money Credit card got my attention as it was offerin 10c / L off any purchase from epumps at Caltex Woolworths petrol stations but only till 30 June 2009. What got me to sign up was the extra $50 shopping card if you applied and used your card before 30 April 2009.

Anyway, let's have a look at the rewards for this Everyday Money Card. The Terms and Conditions eventually tell you that you need to spend 3,448 points to get a $20 shopping voucher.

EDIT: The points program has changed in November 2011. Now it takes 4,000 points to earn the $20 shopping voucher.

How many points do you earn?

3 points for every dollar spent on Woolworths Select products purchased at Woolworths or Safeway Supermarkets, excluding online purchases

2 points for every dollar spent on other products purchased at Woolworths or Safeway Supermarkets, BIG W, CALTEX WOOLWORTHS/SAFEWAY co-branded fuel outlets, epump, Woolworths/Safeway Liquor, Dick Smith PowerHouse and participating Dick Smith Electronics and Tandy stores. (*)

1 point for every dollar spent on other products (*).

This translates into

$1 spent at non-Woolworths companies = 0.6c or 0.6% return in value  0.5c or 0.5% return in value
$1 spent at Woolworths affiliated companies = 1.2c or 1.2% return in value 1c or 1% return in value