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Shopping loyalty cards

11 Apr 2013 | CHOICE found that most loyalty programs offer such poor rewards you generally save less than a dollar per $100 spent.   More »

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Christmas gift guide 2011

16 Nov 2011 | From digital cameras to kitchen gadgets, our gift ideas cater to all budgets.  More »

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Best online shopping sites

10 Nov 2009 | We save you time and effort by bringing you a list of the best online sites for books and CDS, clothes, electronics, as well as as cosmetics and fragrances.  More »

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Extended warranties

12 Nov 2008 | To find out if people are being pressured by retailers into buying extended warranties, CHOICE and the NSW Office of Fair Trading conducted an online survey and shadow shop of electrical retailers.  More »

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Weddings - at what price?

10 Dec 2009 | This year Australian couples are expected to spend an estimated $3.7 billion on their big day - but can you be sure you're paying what you should?  More »

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Lessons from the Clive Peeters collapse

28 May 2010 | Consumer Action Law Centre warns customers against buying goods from Clive Peeters unless they take them away on the day.  More »

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Letters that get results

10 May 2005 | Sometimes you may have to write a letter outlining your concerns before the organisation takes you seriously.  More »

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Know your rights

12 Jan 2010 | What can you do when you know you’re getting a raw deal, but don't know what to do about it? Read on.   More »

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Direct factory outlets guide

18 Oct 2007 | Forget your local Westfield: there’s a new breed of shopping centre appearing around the country.  More »

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The trouble with gift cards

06 Nov 2013 | Watch for short expiry dates if you're tempted by the convenience of a gift card.  More »

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The cost of weddings

28 Aug 2014 | CHOICE investigates if couples planning a wedding get quoted higher prices than other consumers, for exactly the same thing.  More »

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Coles' partnership with GE Capital raises concerns

31 Jul 2014 | With supermarket giant Coles announcing a looming joint venture with credit provider GE Capital, consumers could be getting more than they bargained for when they signed up for flybuys.  More »

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Review websites

23 Jan 2013 | While consumers like to buy things that have been reviewed and recommended by others, we find you can't always trust the recommendations you find online.  More »

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Unit pricing rules not always followed

14 Jul 2014 | Tricky packaging and labelling are a big part of how businesses sell products these days. Unit pricing is supposed to help you look past the marketing to compare prices and find the best value for money.   More »

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Discount diva: how to live it up for less

02 Jul 2014 | Want to save money while still enjoying the finer things in life? CHOICE journalist Zoya Sheftalovich is a discount queen for a week.  More »

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Unfair contracts

17 Jun 2014 | A contract is a legally enforceable agreement. If it's a standard form contract you are expected to sign or click I AGREE. But if one of the terms are unfair, you might have a right to have the term declared void.  More »

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Rental rights

12 Jun 2014 | From no-grounds evictions to limited leases, we learn that long-term rental security is almost non-existent for Australian tenants.   More »

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Unsolicited supplies

10 Jun 2014 | If you receive goods or services that you didn't order, you don't have to pay for them.  More »

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Selling and trading your things online

04 Jun 2014 | We've all got stuff we no longer want, need or use taking up space around the house. So how do you get the most of your useless junk?  More »

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Consumer sharing

23 Apr 2013 | Consumer sharing is growing in popularity to meet today’s buyer demands. It’s energy efficient, environmentally friendly and cost effective, and it’s now easier than ever.  More »

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