Are some veterinarians trying to sell you more than you need?
22 Jul 2013 |
Costs for vet service can vary widely, and it doesn't help that there are no standard fee guidelines. Most vets no doubt deserve your trust, but with corporate vet franchises on the rise, upselling and overcharging are legitimate consumer concerns.
What exactly are soccer mums and dads paying for?
17 Jul 2013 |
A healthy cut of junior soccer fees gets siphoned off to pay for elite regional teams. It's all about growing the game - but there's little or no support going back to the juniors.
The devil is in the detail when it comes to the fine print buried in competition terms and conditions
27 Jun 2013 |
You may find yourself getting more than you bargained for when you enter a competition
Receipts printed on thermal paper have a tendency to fade, but we reveal whether they can still be used as proof of purchase and a tax record.
13 May 2013 |
We look at your rights when it comes to receipts that have faded and what you can do to prevent them from fading.
No matter the event, you'll likely be slugged with extra charges for tickets.
1 May 2013 |
Add-on charges for tickets vary from event to event and from one ticketing agency to another.
Swap, share and rent your way to a better future.
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.
Supermarket loyalty programs offer very little value but are used to collect enormous amounts of your personal data.
11 Apr 2013 |
CHOICE found that most loyalty programs offer such poor rewards you generally save less than a dollar per $100 spent.
Are big companies giving us the illusion of choice, when in reality it’s just more of the same?
9 Apr 2013 |
Find out which multinationals own the brands sitting on the shelves of your local supermarket.
Do famous folk really stand by the products they endorse, or is it simply a case of cash for comment?
13 Mar 2013 |
Celebrities have been spruiking products for years. We look at the persuasive power of these endorsements, and whether they're all just hot air.
Gimmicky gifts from charities meant to increase donations are having the opposite effect.
8 Mar 2013 |
The fundraising industry says personalised pens, pad, and address labels are an effective marketing ploy for inspiring generosity, but potential donors tell a different story.