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GCFO Blog 26: Quick and Easy Ways to Save Money

It’s true - money doesn’t buy happiness. But it can buy you a trolley full of goodies from GCFO and that’s pretty much the same.

We’ve found some of the quickest and easiest ways to put cashback in your pocket so you can afford to spend your hard-earned dollars on the things you love. 

1. Cash in on your birthday

Your birthday is the one day of the year you get absolutely spoilt. Not just from your family but from brands offering you gifts and discounts. Of course, you’ll need to sign up for a brand’s loyalty program to receive any gifts on your birthday but we think it’s definitely worth it considering the discounts! And when you sign up you’ll be extra spoilt when your birthday rolls around each year. 

2. Coupons are your best friend

Coupons are an incredibly underrated source of saving money. Almost all grocery stores nowadays offer coupons for petrol stations. So keep this in mind next time you shop – hold onto that receipt and remember to use it next time you fill-up.   

3. Use shower water to water your plants

Ever wondered how much water is used during an average shower? 65 litres! How crazy is that? Even when Brisbane is not directly suffering from a drought, it’s worthwhile saving some of that shower water to give your plants a drink. You’ll save plenty of money on your water bill and you’ll be helping out the environment at the same time. 

4. Start your own veggie garden

Although you’ll be outlaying some money to start up your veggie garden, in the grand scheme of things you’ll end up saving money. Instead of paying $5.50/kg for organic carrots, pick them at your own will in your back garden. If your garden takes off you can even sell your produce to neighbours, locals or at the markets and repay your investment even quicker!

5. Switch off

Get into a good habit of switching off your lights as you leave a room. You’d be baffled by how much you can save by learning to switch off. 

6. Garage sale

A great way to make some extra cash is by hosting a garage sale or selling a few unwanted household goods online. Take to the garage and organise what you’re willing to sell and what you want to hold onto. A good rule to go by when planning your sell off: if an item hasn’t been used in the past six months, get rid of it!

7. Take the bus / Carpool

One of the oldest tricks in the book – give your car a rest and save on petrol by catching the bus or organising a carpool to work. Just think, if more people did this we’d also have a lot less traffic on our roads. Wouldn’t that be nice?

8. Use reusable

Ever noticed people getting discounts for using a reusable cup at a cafe? Yep, that’s right. A lot of cafes actually recognise the use of a reusable cup and give a discount. You can purchase reusable cups and mugs at most discount stores for cheap, so it doesn’t hurt to invest so you save in the long run.

9. Check out your local op shops

To save money, why not check out your local thrift stores and charity shops before buying full retail price.   A lot of the clothes at op shops are in great condition and sometimes you can find yourself a vintage piece of clothing from one of your favourite labels like Calvin Klein.

Save Even More

You can save heaps by buying in bulk at GCFO. Why not come in today and stock up on your family favourites for discounted prices?


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