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Why pay more than you need to?

Welcome to the Thrifty Thursdays hub page, the place to discover simple-yet-effective ways to help you achieve your financial goals. Whether you’re saving for a home deposit, paying down your home loan, or trying to reduce your debt, these thrifty tips will get you where you want to be sooner.

Tip #37 - Cashback Crazy

Getting paid for shopping – what’s not to love?

Tip #36 - Great value groceries (part 2)

Take that, cozzie livs!

Tip #35 - Great value groceries (part 1)

Make prices drop on your weekly shop.

Tip #34 – New year, new you

Start the year as you mean to go on.

Tip #33 – Canny Christmas

Because it’s the thought that counts.

Tip #32– Thrifty travel

Go overseas without going overdrawn.

Tip #31 – Water good idea!

Save $$ on your water bills.

Tip #30 - Weddings for less

Tie the knot without breaking the bank.

Tip #29 - Great-value groceries

Minimise the cost of your weekly shop.

Tip #28 – Prudent power

Save $$ on your gas and electricity bills.

Tip #27 – Frugal fuel

Turbocharge your petrol savings with these tips.

Tip #26 – Mortgage makeover

Three ways to pay less interest on your home loan.

Tip #25 – Drive a hard bargain

Don’t let the cost of running a car run your life.

Tip #24 – Make this your year

More tips to turn your finances around in 2023.

Tip #23 – Become debt-free in ‘23

Financial resolutions for a happy new year.

Tip #22 – New Year’s Eve

Paint the town red while staying in the black this NYE.

Tip #21 – Inexpensive Xmas

Tis the season to be thrifty, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!

Tip #20 – Frugal festivities

Looking for ways to save money this Christmas? Here are some crackers.

Tip #19 – Thrifty gifts

Get the festive season all wrapped up with these thrifty tips.

Tip #18 – Festive fun on a budget

Christmas and New Year needn’t break the bank.

Tip #17 – Holiday help

How to make your holiday budget go further.

Tip #16 – Home in on great bargains

Turn your place into a palace for less than a king’s ransom.

Tip #15 – Tech tips

Are you paying too much for technology?

Tip #14 – Thrifty threads

How to look a million dollars without spending one.

Tip #13 – Supermarket savings

Save on your weekly shop with these handy tips.

Tip #12 – Wave goodbye to international card transaction fees

With an Everyday Edge Account, you won’t be charged for international card transactions.

Tip #11 – Make multiple accounts work for you

Having dedicated accounts for each of your savings goals can help you reach them quicker.

Tip #10 – Unlock hidden discounts

Unlock hidden discounts from online retailers with this simple trick.

Tip #9 - Save money and the planet

Going veggie once a week is good for you, your wallet, and the environment.

Tip #8 - Buy a slow cooker to use cheaper meat

A slow cooker can make cheap cuts of meat seem like the finest wagyu. Now that’s a tasty way to save on your grocery bills!

Tip #7 - Switch to LED lights to save $$

LED bulbs use 80% less energy and can last up to 50 times longer than regular lighting. Flip the switch on this money-saving tip.

Tip #6 - Save energy, switch off at the wall

Why pay for electricity you don’t use? You can make significant savings on your power bills simply by switching off appliances at the wall when not in use.

Tip #5 - Hit the supermarket on Wednesday for sales

Supermarkets generally have their best deals on Wednesdays. Start Thrifty Thursday a day early and save some serious money off your weekly shop.

Tip #4 - Cancel unused subscriptions and memberships

Streaming services and gym membership costs can really add up. Cancelling the ones you don’t need is a great way to be thrifty and save.

Tip #3 - The Vault

Hide your savings in our clever tool The Vault, and remove the temptation to spend. You can still access them in an emergency though!

Tip #2 - $0 balance transfer offer

Consolidating your credit card debts with a 0% balance transfer offer (plus no transfer fee) can help get you back in the black sooner.

Tip #1 - The Boost

With our clever tool The Boost, set an amount between $0.01 and $5 to be transferred to your savings account every time you spend.

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