Cost Busters Stories

Sat 5 Mar 2016

Starting from scratch cheaper, better than ready-made meals

Starting from scratch cheaper, better than ready-made meals

CONTRARY to popular belief, convenience foods, ready-meals and diet supplements are not more affordable than cooking from scratch with fresh, real ingredients.

Sun 6 Sep 2015

How to save money on your 'mum taxi'

How to save money on your 'mum taxi'

YOUR vehicle is one of the biggest household expenses after your home, and fuel, wear and tear and servicing of your vehicle are an added expense.

Sat 29 Aug 2015

Pensioner thrilled to win $1000 Grocery Giveaway

Pensioner thrilled to win $1000 Grocery Giveaway

CHRISTMAS came early for Calliope grandmother Jenny Huth, who walked away with $1000 from The Observer’s Costbuster Giant Grocery Giveaway.

Tue 25 Aug 2015

Couple's outback adventure breaks low-fuel world record

Couple's outback adventure breaks low-fuel world record

ONE journey lasting 38 days, covering 18,830km and using a whole lot less fuel than expected has earned this couple a world record.

Thu 20 Aug 2015

Six tips on ways to make your make-up affordable

Six tips on ways to make your make-up affordable

WHEN it comes to make-up, there’s no denying I can’t live without it.

Refashioning clothes to save money is sew simple

Refashioning clothes to save money is sew simple

CHIC clothing doesn’t have to mean costly and shopping online isn’t always a bargain, say Gladstone retailers.

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