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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Event Cinemas $5 movie tickets for April

Tomorrow you will be able to book $5 movie tickets at Event Cinemas using the Event Cinemas website, however, you will have to pay an extra $1.10 for a booking fee. When selecting your session, enter the promotion code APRIL and you will notice that a different box appears where you can buy tickets for only $5. Nothing on the website has mentioned this deal but the promotion code definitely works!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Perth Apple Ipad2 line as at 10pm

This is the buzz in Perth for the Apple Ipad.. are you excited guys?
Am i joining the line? no

Claremont Quarter and Perth's FIRST Koko Black!

As you probably gathered, whenever something is happening in Perth, we want to check it out. We took a little wander around Claremont Quarter which recently opened up the David Jones with much pomp and ceremony and only a few days ago, the household Melbourne name for chocolate and coffee Koko Black opened up, so we had to have a look! Here's a few photos from dinner, coffee and night-shopping @ Claremont Quarter. 

Welcome to Claremont Quarter

Fashion Labels from Westfield Carousel to King Street

Of course, JB Hifi & Dick Smith in one corner

The Fruit and Vege end  
Claremont's decided - Grill'd for dinner & Koko Black for dessert
Popular Melbourne Franchise Koko Black lands in Claremont Quarter
Bringing in Melbourne class to a deserving Perth market
Latte with Koko chocolate flakes (complimentary)

Cappuccino Latte Art @ Koko Black
Which stores are at Claremont Quarter?

Monday, March 21, 2011

What I love about DHL

One of the most nerve-racking things is tracking parcels. DHL has recently implemented a system where they will send you an SMS or email or both at every stage of the delivery to you. That way you do not need to sit by your computer pressing refresh whilst you wait for a package to be unloaded from a plane and picked up by the delivery courier.

Cathay Pacific also provides free SMS updates where you can register for notifications one (or two or three) hours before the arrival/departure. RAC also provides an SMS update when the RAC vehicles is nearing your car and some taxi services do the same.What service industries do you find provide free updates via SMS of which you are most appreciative?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Pros and Cons of Caltex Woolworths

The everyday money credit card and the Qantas everyday money credit card both allow you to store your fuel vouchers that you collect from Woolworths, on the card so that when you use your credit card at a Caltex Woolworths epump, you don't need to fiddle with receipts, all you do is just tag your Mastercard on the pump console and they will tell you that you have 4c off. A receipt is emailled to you immediately after the transaction which also means no receipt needed.

Epumps may not be available after hours
HOWEVER, if you go to a Caltex Woolworths after hours, some of them turn off their epump system and say that you need to prepay inside. Using your Everyday Money Credit card will not redeem your 4c off voucher so you will need the operator to scan your Everyday Rewards card to get your discount.  You won't have your receipt emailled to you if you do this as you are not using an epump.

AMEX Edge and Woolworths vouchers 
I've since found out that you can scan your Everyday Rewards card at any Caltex Woolworths counter and redeem your fuel voucher. This means that if you have a AMEX Platinum Edge card, for example, you can get two frequent flyer points per dollar spent on fuel AS WELL AS the 12c off or whatever fuel voucher you have. That's assuming that the store you are visiting does not charge you extra for using the AMEX card. 

Which Fuel Discount can I redeem?
Another question that you may be wondering is, what if you have 4c off expiring this week, but another 12c off expiring next week? Are you able to use the 12c off at the bowser or do you need to use up the 4c off first? I am not sure how that situation works and since I do not use caltex all that often, my preference would be to use the 12c off as soon as I can.

Edit: After looking at the terms and conditions of the fuel vouchers, it does say that if you have two vouchers on your card, the highest value discount coupon will be used first even if it expires later than the power value voucher. I have also tried it out and was able to redeem the 12c off voucher before the 4c off voucher. 

Welcome to the complicated world of credit card rewards. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

AMEX Foreign Currency using Reward Points

Did you know that its cheapest to redeem your Membership Reward points for foreign currency?

Currently, you can redeem $AUD100 worth of foreign currency for only 10,000 points which would normally cost 14,500 points to get $100 worth of credit added to your credit card. You can do this at any AMEX Foreign Currency dealer. In Perth, the outlets are at:

Perth645 Hay St
109 St George's Terrace*
CanningtonShop 1118 Westfield Carousel, 1382 Albany Hwy*
MorleyShop 1042F, Galleria Shopping Centre*

Around Australia, these are the other places you can get foreign currency for membership reward points.

Brisbane156 Adelaide St
260 Queen St*
BroadbeachShop K2, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Hooker Blvd
Cairns63 Lake St*
IndooroopillyShop 2047A, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, 318 Moggill Rd
Surfers Paradise3168 Gold Coast Hwy*
Townsville337 Flinders Mall*

Sydney296 George St (Cnr Hunter St)
275 George St (Cnr Margaret St)*
673 George St, Haymarket*
60 Martin Place*
50 Pitt St* (Crn Bridge St)
341 George St*
45 Sussex St, near Erskine St
Bondi JunctionShop 2049/50 Westfield Shopping Centre*
Cabramatta28 John St*
Chatswood425 Victoria Ave*
FairfieldShop G46, Neeta City Shopping Centre,59 Smart St*
Hurstville244 Forest Rd*
Manly32 The Corso*
Newcastle49 Hunter St*
North Sydney169-181 Miller St*
Parramatta264 Church St*
PenrithShop 65, Penrith Plaza
Wollongong104 Crown St*
CanberraOpposite the Carousel, Petrie Plaza*
Melbourne233 Collins St
360 Collins St*
Box Hill16-20 Main St*
Camberwell833A Burke Rd
ChadstoneShop 463, Chadstone Shopping Centre*
DandenongShop 125, Dandenong Plaza, 49 McCrae St*
Footscray2 Paisley St*
South Yarra114 Toorak Rd*

AdelaideShop 32, Citi Centre Arcade, Rundle Mall
Rundle Maill1 King William St*
Darwin24 Smith St*

*Locations with a star are located within a Westpac branch.