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Woolworths

Woolies 10% Insurance/Mobile Discount with Min Spend Offers

I am just wondering if anyone has tried to use their 10% discount combined with targeted offers. Yes they stack but say if you need $50 spend to get 2000 points. What if you rack up $50.80 and you …

PayPal

How Do I Not Get Scammed on PayPal Sales

I have a rather expensive item I want to sell on gumtree and a few interstate buyers are wanting me to ship it and seem kinda legit. Yes I know this can be an old scam and goes back for ages. …

28 Degrees Card

28 Degrees Price Protection, Activation for Old Cards

So I didn't understand the value of price protection back when I got my 28D card back in 2016 but now I am wanting to buy a new GPU it would be really nice to be able to just buy any and wait …

Solar Powered Garden Hut/Japanese Temple Light

My father is wanting to put up some solar lights as headpieces/toppers for the driveway. He has sent through a link for some pretty elaborate ones and they aren't cheap. I am hoping someone can …

Weather Station That Can Integrate with Google Home

I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction of a weather station that integrates with google home. It doesn't have to play out of the box directly with google home it can be a …

600

PC Case with Dust Filter on All Openings (Including Front Panel)

I am after a case that has removable dust filters on all openings. I can find several that have top and bottom covers but struggling to get any that come with a removable filter for the front as …

Coles

Extra Coles Receipt Offer 'Workaround'

Hey supermarket wizards, I thought I read something about this in an earlier deal late last year but can't seem to find it now. I thought I read people when they didn't have any spend $X …

S20 + Dual Sim + Cheap Plan to Keep Number

Just after some advice on how to proceed with the new S20 dual sim and keeping my old number active. Work has approved me for a new phone and plan but they want to own the number. So I will have to …

What Deodorant Do You Use That Is Effective?

I am finding now that the temp is starting to warm up I am breaking a sweat in the 10 min walk from the train station to work. By the end of the day I may not smell the best despite how much spray …

Qantas AmEx Ultimate Lounge Passes with Carbon Tax Spend

The wife currently has the AMEX Qantas Ultimate and you can get 2x Qantas lounge passes with eligible spend on Qantas. In past times a carbon tax offset purchase from Qantas has qualified for the …

Private Health Insurance Claiming Wrong Rebate

Just looking through some new private health insurers currently for some offers. Not quite sure how the following scenario works out, does anyone know what would happen in the following example? I …

Is It Legal to Park Here?

After Big Man Tyrone's announcement Ozb is now the leading traffic infringement info website, I have a question to propose to you. Is it legal/illegal to park in between the white car/van. I am …

Office/Gaming Chair to Be Used 8+ Hrs a Day

Since working from home, the old cheapest from office works chair of 5+ years is starting to breakdown. Currently spending most of the day in the chair working from home them possibly gaming with …

Westpac

WBC Altitude Black Virgin Lounge Passes Payment

Have the partner signed up to the Westpac black altitude card with Velocity points. Similar to the Qantas version you need to make a spend at Virgin to get the passes. With Qantas you can pay for a …

Woolworths

Lack of Woolworths Offers

Hi Guys, Just wondering if I am alone or they might have changed the algorithm that sends out offers in the recent months. We used to have a myriad of offers to pick the best from in our household. …

BOSE QC35 I Leather Ear Cups Deteriorating Coming up 2 Years

Hi Ozb BrainTrust, Since about the start of this year my BOSE headphones are starting to see some wear and tear over the rear side of the ear cups. It seems to be eating through the top leather …

First Time Renting out, Be Own Landlord or Hire an Agent?

Hi Guys, From Feb next year we will need to be renting our place out for a whole year. I am just looking into our options now, not sure if I am already behind the 8 ball on that one. Just looking at …

Airbnb

Airbnb Discount Gift Cards, Where to Buy/Can You Buy?

I can't find anything on the wiki for Ozb but hoping someone may know something. Is it possible to buy AirBnB discount gift cards somewhere? Other than classifieds.

Selling Last Leg of RTW Business (OneWorld)

Hey Guys, I have just finished booking my RTW trip for next year and despite my trying can not get all the way back to Aus, even looking at economy. So I finished all the bookings but as the rules …

Cathay Pacific

Cathay Lounge in Hong Kong

Hey travel professionals. I will be travelling to HKG and TPE on Cathay in November for a mates wedding. Cathay have just released some cheaper seats than China Airlines so I get to try them out. Do …

Qantas

Booking RTW Points Flight with Qantas

I have finally churned enough cards to have stocked up for a RTW flight (280k points/PAX) for the missus and I. However I am having some trouble with the booking process. Now before iforgotmysocks …

Looking for Decent Camera for Partner to Start with

My partner has expressed an interest in photography and we have thrown around the idea of getting a decent camera (something other than our phones) to take photos on. I currently have a Xiaomi action …

Help with Home Wi-Fi Network Router/Switch Reccomendations

I have been adding bits and pieces to my home network for a 'smart house' and have last night run into issues with the I believe amount of devices on my ISP provided modem. I have an RM …

Telstra

Telstra S9 Pre-Order Bonus Tablet + Fast Charger Screenshot

So I pre-ordered my s9 through telstra before the March 15 cut-off date and have been awaiting the tablet and fast charger eagerly. After talking with a rep today they are 'unable' to find …

ANZ

ANZ Black Rewards + CC Signup Sheet

Running out of CC signup bonuses to signup for so have narrowed it down to the ANZ Rewards Travel and ANZ Black Rewards. I know a fair few other people switch between the FF Black and Rewards so a …

Whitestone Dome Glass S9 Plus FMAB

After buying a $5 curved screen protector for my S9+ I have realised my mistake. With the glue only being around the outside edge of the glass it leaves a terrible look in the middle and plays up …

SPG + Marriott Rewards + The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Combining August 2018

Got an email from SPG that the three above hotel programs would be combining into 1 come this August. In August all three brands will be combined into one with a conversion on points and status: In …

New Credit Reporting Scheme 1st July 2018

I know it has been discussed before but this provided some details I have not heard/seen before and maybe others haven't as well. Having a read through I can't make my mind up on whether …

ANZ Rewards Travel Adventure Credit Card Free Flight Change of Name?

Hi Guys, Was thinking of picking up this card for our month trip over to the US later in the year. The only downside being we won't be traveling domestically anytime soon or would onlybe …

PayPal

PayPal Foreign Transaction Fee New?

Hi Guys, Going through my recent transactions I have noticed a foreign transaction fee while using PayPal through eBay Aus, this was charged by St George bank. Out of all my other transactions …

256GB Micro SD Card for S9+

Will be most likely picking up the S9+ soon and have opted for the 64GB model with the thought of adding in a fairly large size SD card. I was hoping to format the card so that it works like added …

Home Automation with Google Home and Yeelights + Infrared Sensor + IR Blaster

So I am planning on making my home a little smarter and to make use of the Google Homes I now have. My plan is to get some Yeelights (when on sale) for the porch on entry, 2x IR blasters, and 1x …

Qantas

Qantas International Flight Business Upgrade Help I Am Drowning

The wife and I will be travelling to the US/Canada for 5 weeks later this year (if she ever gets leave approved, bloody QLD Health). Doing San Fran, Big Sur, LA, LV, Zion, Disneyland/Universal and …

Westpac

Westpac Black Travel Insurances, Rental Car Excess

So I am travelling to Sydney at the end of Jan and hiring a car to head out to the Blue Mountains again (mumbles something about lucky MsKeggs). Rather than purchasing excess insurance through the …

American Express

AmEx Rewards Programs Ascent or Gateway Details

I am trying to find the link that details what you get/transfer rates to other FF programs in the different Amex rewards programs. I know there used to be one but for the life of me can't find …

American Express

AmEx Referral with Existing Card

Hi Guys, I couldn't find the exact answer I was looking for in other posts so thought I would ask here. I currently have the AMEX Explorer card and was looking at getting the Plat Edge. Seeing …

American Express

Amex offer still saved to card but used

Hey guys not sure this has been asked before at I couldn't find it. Essentially what I want to know is the Amex offers dupeable. I have some of the Amex use X times and get $ back. Those that …

Android TV with Physical Controller

Hi Guys, After a Christmas present for someone. Basically all I need for it to do is install the FreeView app to watch/playback free to air TV. The current TV is not a smart TV so I am looking at …

Jetstar Airways

Jetstar PriceBeat Guarantee Gift Card Payment?

I am looking to do a price beat at Jetstar with Tiger and am thinking of buying a discounted Jetstar gift card to make the purchase. Does anyone know of restrictions or if they can even be used for …

Budget Tablet for Streaming, Android 7.0 and Decent Battery

I am after a reasonably cheap tablet (for Christmas) that will have a decent battery life, enough grunt to stream media (how would it not?) and maybe have android 7.0? The last one is just a nice to …

Check Current AmEx Offers on Bank Issued Card

Just wondering other than emails (which I can't seem to find) is there a way of checking current offers saved to your bank issued AMEX? I know you used to be able to through amex connect, they …

Cheap Health Food/Vitamin Shop Online

In the past I have bought from iHerb and vitacost but was wondering if anyone knows of a cheaper alternative to these? Bought some melatonin last time but am running low.

Property/Body Corp Rights and Who Is Liable

Hi Ozb, Just after some advice on where to go from here (if anywhere). We bought this townhouse in March and apart from the Body Corp being ridiculously slow it has been pretty good. Our one issue …