Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Kids on the Terrace
Shop 1, 19 Enoggera Tce, Red Hill, Australia
My family and I have been shopping at Kids on the Terrace since I was a young child. It is a bargain hunters dream for those looking for high... [more]

Contributed by: Caitlin Palmer-bright, 3 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Matilda Fruit Barn
840 Glass House Mountains Road, Glass House Mountains, Australia
We buy all our weekly fruit and vegetables for just $10 at Matilda Fruit Barn.  This is a terrific saving compared to IGA, where it was... [more]

Contributed by: Trudy Shaw, 3 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 3, Price: 5
A Galati & Sons
19 Wray Ave, Fremantle, Australia
Known locally simply as "Wray Ave", A Galati & Sons is just around the corner from Fremantle Hospital. The fruit and vegetables are often not... [more]

Contributed by: JohnH, 3 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Linden's Fresh Meat
Ferntree Plaza Shopping Centre, Burwood Highway, Upper Ferntree Gully, Australia, www.melbournebutcher.com.au
You can buy the best meat ever at Lindens!  Fresh, preservative free (as much as possible- they state you have to freeze or cook the mince on... [more]

Contributed by: Hester Hutchison, 3 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Super Butcher Yatala
24 Octal Street, Yatala, Australia, www.superbutcher.com.au
You can get great bulk deals on fresh and frozen meat at Super Butcher.  There is plenty to choose from including meat, chicken and seafood.... [more]

Contributed by: Xanthe, 3 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Mummys Market
Tweed Civic Centre Brett Street, Tweed Heads, Australia, www.mummysmarket.com
Mummys Market is a Indoor monthly market that is held in Tweed Heads and Bangalow it is a market for baby/children and mummy related items.... [more]

Contributed by: Country Miss, 3 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Hand Me Downs
383 Forest Road, The Basin, Australia, www.handmedowns.com.au
Hand Me Downs is a recycled children's clothing store, which caters for premature babies through to size 14.  They also stock shoes, toys and... [more]

Contributed by: Jessica Killeen, 3 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Trade Secret
Alexandra Hills Shopping Centre, Alexandra Hills, Australia
Trade Secret is a great clothing store that sells quality brands at discount prices.  If you're after cheap quality bras this is definitely... [more]

Contributed by: Kylie W, 3 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Chung Vinh Phat General Asian Produce
135 Moorabool Street, Geelong, Australia
Chung Vinh Phat is packed full of Asian goodies including cooking utensils, fresh vegetables, frozen goods and all the usual Asian cooking needs.... [more]

Contributed by: Proserpina, 3 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Katies
153 Liebig St, Warrnambool, Australia
Katies is a popular fashion chain, so this information may well apply to all branches. I source all my work clothes here for an extremely good... [more]

Contributed by: Judith Murfitt, 3 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Clear It Factory Outlet
188 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Australia
Clear It is the place to shop for heavily discounted clothes from hip designers.  Here you can find brands such as Soup, Revival,... [more]

Contributed by: Rachy Bee, 3 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Valentine Butchers
22 Allambee Pl, Valentine, Australia
This excellent butcher is located on a small shopping strip in Valentine. The staff are very friendly and will even open the door for you when you... [more]

Contributed by: , 4 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Swansea Street Markets
178 Swansea Street, East Victoria Park, Australia
The cheapest place in the area to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables is at Swansea Street Market. While it's not a fancy market,the prices are so... [more]

Contributed by: Rene Myles, 4 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Gwandalan Takeaway
Winbin Crescent, Gwandalan, Australia
Quite simply the best fish and chips and hamburgers on the Central Coast!  Fantastic value. [more]

Contributed by: Rosemarie Garland, 4 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
TruSpice
140 Moorabool Street, Geelong, Australia, www.truspice.com.au/index.htm
TruSpice is an Indian grocer with a large range of authentic spices, herbs and much more.  They pride themselves on excellent quality... [more]

Contributed by: Proserpina, 4 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Fruit Shack
93 Shannon Ave, Geelong West, Australia
The Fruit Shack is a store that always has lots of fruit and vegetables on special, although I find any independent fruit and vegetable shop... [more]

Contributed by: , 4 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
St Vincent de Paul
164 Moorabool St, Geelong, Australia
The St Vincent de Paul store in Geelong is a awesome thrift shop. They sell good quality clothing, as well as toys, homewares and... [more]

Contributed by: , 4 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Golden Circle Factory Outlet
200 Old Cleveland Rd, Capalaba, Australia
Prices are great at the Golden Circle Factory!  For example, you can get 3 x 750g stirfry veges for $3.00 and jars of jam for $1.00. ... [more]

Contributed by: Liz C, 4 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Spud Shed
14 Kerosene Ave, Baldivis, Australia
The Spud Shed is a fruit and vege store which has terrific deals.  You can also get bulk meat, though I'm not sure if they cut it up for you... [more]

Contributed by: Laurie Butcher, 4 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Downunder Clothing
Badgally Road, Campbelltown, Australia
This hidden gem is a second hand clothing store.  The quality of the clothes is excellent. Everything is very clean and sorted according to... [more]

Contributed by: Sue Bell, 4 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
SPC Ardmona
197-205 Corio Street, Shepparton, Australia, www.ardmonafactorysales.com.au
I live approx 150km away from Shepparton, but even doing my maths considering my fuel costs  and so on, I'm still way out in front with the... [more]

Contributed by: tessa, 4 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Curry Bowl
115a Point Cartwright Drive, Buddina, Australia, www.currybowl.com.au
Best priced Indian on the Sunshine Coast!  Dinner from Tuesday to Sunday, closed Mondays.  For more information and to download a copy... [more]

Contributed by: Rachael Murphy, 4 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Brisbane Markets
Sherwood Road, Rocklea, Australia
I had always thought the Brisbane Markets at Rocklea were too far away to be of any value to me. But recently, I happened to walk down Sherwood... [more]

Contributed by: Tara Horner, 4 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Geelong Farm Supplies
122 Victoria Street, Geelong North, Australia
Here you will find farm supplies but much, much more! I get 25kg of feed grade quality bicarb soda for use in cleaning.  They also have a... [more]

Contributed by: Proserpina, 4 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Avon Valley Beef
35 Truganina Road, Malaga, Australia, www.avonvalleybeef.com.au
This store is a wholesaler of beef and has other meats such as lamb and pork. They supply many stores around the state with their products. The... [more]

Contributed by: The Smiths, 4 May 2010


Service: 3, Quality: 4, Price: 5
The Spud Shed
Wanneroo Markets, 33 Prindiville Drive, Wangara, Australia
The Spud Shed is located at the eastern end of Wanneroo Markets, or further up Prindiville Drive if coming from Wanneroo Road. It is a grocery... [more]

Contributed by: The Smiths, 4 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 3, Price: 4
Crazy Don's Discount Groceries
Cnr Railway Ave and Gillam Drive, Armadale, Australia, www.crazydons.com.au
Crazy Don's is a discount, low cost food store. They have a lot of British products and things close to or over their due date, stock runouts and... [more]

Contributed by: Naida, 6 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Dough Fusion
Coolum Village Shopping Village, Coolum Beach, Australia
Dough Fusion is an award winning bakery franchise.  The Dough Fusion store on the esplanade at Coolum Beach makes gourmet pizzas.  These... [more]

Contributed by: Meljke, 9 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Craft Candy
This is an online scrapbooking products store.   I have found the prices excellent compared to most others.  I love to scrapbook... [more]

Contributed by: Tania Burrows, 10 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Bare Skin & Beauty
Shop 4 Development Blvd, Mill Park, Australia, www.bareskinandbeauty.com.au
Bare Skin & Beauty is a beauty salon where they have everything from waxing to facials, massage, spray tanning, pedicures and manicures and... [more]

Contributed by: Caroline Garraway, 10 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
East Coast Fabrics
14 Paisley Drive, Lawnton, Australia
East Coast Fabrics is a small habedashery store selling all the same materials as the larger Spotlight but at a maximum price of $7.99 a metre and... [more]

Contributed by: Michelle Walker, 10 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
The Speckled Freckle Party Place
A party shop just for kids.  The Speckled Freckle Party Place has a great range of kids party supplies and all the popular themes.  They... [more]

Contributed by: , 10 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Moree Meats
Shop 1/ 22 George Street, Strathfield, Australia
Moree Meats is located in the Bakehouse Quarter, near North Strathfield station. It sells cheap, high quality meat and is also located right next... [more]

Contributed by: Sheridan Hilliard, 10 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Suncoast Wholesale Meats
42 Recreation St, Tweed Heads, Australia
This store sells the best meat around!  You can also get fruit and veges here.  The service is great and the staff are great... [more]

Contributed by: Cheryl Hogan, 10 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Chemist Warehouse
44-56 Hampstead Road, Maidstone, Australia
This is a great place to pick up cheap 'brand name' perfumes.  Keep them in mind, especially around Mothers Day's, Father's Day and... [more]

Contributed by: Happy Saver, 10 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Maxi Foods
The Downs Shopping Centre, Carrum Downs, Australia
By doing my fortnightly shop at Maxi's instead of Safeway and ALDI, I save between $50 and $100 each fortnight, while buying the same food items!... [more]

Contributed by: Susan Zelley, 10 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Pattons Big Gun Butcher
116 Brisbane Rd, Booval, Australia
I find this shop often has some great specials, but the regulars include two delicious, hot chickens for $12, 1kg bag of dog bones for $1.00,... [more]

Contributed by: , 10 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
comeinside.com
142 Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing, Australia, www.comeinside.com.au/site/
This is an online shopping site. You can visit to collect your goods if you wish but for bulk items being sent to the Metro area up to 20kg is... [more]

Contributed by: Jacqueline O'Shea, 10 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Hush A Bye
158 Cheltenham Road, Dandenong, Australia
Hush A Bye is great for all things baby. You can check out their range online and order it for delivery. They did stock the brands that I was... [more]

Contributed by: Kym Boekel, 11 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Specialty Foods
8a West Thebarton Rd, Thebarton, Australia, www.specialtyfoods.com.au/retail.html
Specialty Foods is a wholesale butcher. They sell scotch fillet for $8.99 per kg! Here you will find great service and awesome prices. Shopping... [more]

Contributed by: Tina Gibb, 11 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Treasures On Argyle
132 Argyle St, Camden, Australia
I love this store, which based in Camden - a little country looking town not far from Campbelltown & Narellan This store has great gifts... [more]

Contributed by: Jennie Sinclair, 11 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Lifeline Superstore
Kremzow Road, Brendale, Australia
This store has a great range of second hand and new furniture, electrical goods, clothing and household items. New stock is delivered daily, so it... [more]

Contributed by: Mimi, 11 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
C.I.T. Hairdressing & Beauty
C Block, Reid Campus, Constitution Avenue, Canberra, Australia, www.cit.act.edu.au/about/services/cit_hairdressing
CIT Hairdressing is a training salon at the Canberra Institute of Technology.  It is open to the general public and staffed by... [more]

Contributed by: Fiona O'Brien, 11 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Lindens Fresh Meat (Lynbrook)
Lynbrook Village Shopping Centre, Lynbrook, Australia
Beautifully fresh meats acquired from local farmers. They also stock fish.  Super friendly people, highly recommended for quality and service! [more]

Contributed by: Sandra Romero, 12 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Green Line Organic Direct
Green Line Organic Direct is an online business which delivers organic produce straight to your door.  We get a weekly delivery of a $45 box... [more]

Contributed by: Jan W, 12 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Ray's Top Nuts
36 Hall Street, Moonee Ponds, Australia
Ray's sells not only nuts but also dried and glace fruit, dried pulses and many other items in bulk. He also sells a great range of herbs and... [more]

Contributed by: Jan W, 12 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Spice Stall
Yandina Markets, Yandina, Australia
Visit the Yandina Markets for terrific deals on herbs and spices!  Here a husband and wife team sell spices and dried herbs they... [more]

Contributed by: MsLiss, 13 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Food Lovers on Albert
49 Albert Road, Moonah, Australia, www.lucastrading.com.au/index.html
Food Lovers (aka Lucas Trading) is a bulk Italian food shop that stocks lots of everyday and hard to find baking supplies, as well as gourmet... [more]

Contributed by: Leanne B, 13 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
The Grocery Club
385 Sherwood Rd, Rocklea, Australia
You can make some terrific savings at the Grocery Club.  We like to go there after our usual visit to Rocklea Markets.  The products... [more]

Contributed by: Peta Hood, 14 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Bargain Threads
Shop 6, No.1 Blackwood Place, Oatlands, Australia
Bargain Threads sell designer clothing at discount prices.  You can pick up fantastic labels for as cheap as $30. Every so often they have a... [more]

Contributed by: Yvonne N, 14 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Clayton Fabrics
124 Walker Street, Dandenong, Australia
Clayton Fabrics is located near the Dandenong Plaza and has a huge range of exciting fabrics at the best prices in the south east. There... [more]

Contributed by: Coral Vandyk, 16 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Diana Ferrari Shoes Clearance Store
137a Pakington Street, Geelong, Australia
Diana Ferrari is THE place to buy lovely shoes at a fraction of the normal retail price - even if you have big feet (size 10 or 11) like me! I... [more]

Contributed by: Carolyn Bischof, 16 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
We Care
Torquay Road, Pialba, Australia
'We Care' is a Christian run supermarket for pensioners and the under privileged.  It sells everything you would expect from a normal... [more]

Contributed by: Michael French, 16 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Hardwicks Meat Works Factory Shop
Lot 4 Knight Court, Kyneton, Australia
Attached to Hardwicks Meat Works is their factory shop. Here you can get amazing value on meat if you don't mind buying in bulk. Most meats are... [more]

Contributed by: Shaz Frantz, 16 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
JK Spice Bazaar
1965 Logan Road, Upper Mount Gravatt, Australia
At the JK Spice Bazaar you can buy your spices, rice, oil, split peas and much more in bulk. All stock is authentic Indian and at a very good... [more]

Contributed by: Donna B, 17 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Gilly's Smallgoods (Butchers)
16 Oasis Court, Clontarf, Australia
Here you can pick up large quantities of ham, legs, shoulders, sliced meats, sausages, steak, mince and more for about 60% of the usual... [more]

Contributed by: Allen Atkinson, 17 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
B & M Jewellers
Shop 3 Central Fair, 48 Creek Road Mt Gravatt, Brisbane, Australia
This is a little jewellery store with a good old fashioned owner jeweller. They sell and fit new watch batteries for $6.00, compared to as much as... [more]

Contributed by: Lynndlou, 17 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Little & Rabie Betta Electrical
Cnr York Road & Batt Street, Penrith, Australia
This store has all the usual normal appliances, but they also have a seconds store inside the general store, which is great for a... [more]

Contributed by: Not A Real Blonde, 17 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Australian Red Cross
166 Unley Rd, Unley, Australia
This op shop is different to others as most of the merchandise is brand new!  They sell good quality, fashionable clothing, shoes,... [more]

Contributed by: Nikki Pearsall, 18 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Detergents Galore
99 Moore St, Leichhardt, Australia
At Detergents Galore you'll find great prices on bulk detergents of all kinds.  They make and sell market leader equivalent cleaning... [more]

Contributed by: Margarete Lethorn, 18 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Serpentine Roadhouse
3 Loddon Valley Highway, Serpentine, Australia
Fantastic friendly service and FRESH cooked food. They have free tea and coffee - even if that is all you want they will direct you to these... [more]

Contributed by: Marlea Joyce, 19 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Pasta d' Vine
48 Simpson Street, Beerwah, Australia
For the cheapest meals and coffee in town, go to Pasta d'Vine!  Here you will find fabulous home made pasta and pizza. Choose from dine in or... [more]

Contributed by: ♥Deliberate Creator♥, 22 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Savers
Midland Highway, Shepparton, Australia
Savers is a second hand franchise which is available in various locations throughout Australia. This branch opened in Shepparton in 2009 and has... [more]

Contributed by: Steve Allen, 24 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Grandma's Pantry
Shop 26 Bayside Shopping Centre, Capalaba, Australia, grandmaspantryonline.com.au
Fresh, loose, bulk foods - buy as little or as much as you like!  Fantastic for bread bakers but also includes dried fruits, cereals, spices,... [more]

Contributed by: Penny Duthie, 24 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Md Cleaning Products & Supplies
Unit 2/1 Everaise Crt, Laverton North, Australia
For excellent bargains I usually purchase from the Md stall at nearby Laverton Market, where the owners sell their products on weekends.  You... [more]

Contributed by: Jasna, 25 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Unique Glass Design
19 Galera Court, Wandin North, Australia
Unique Glass Design isn't an actual shop but a registered business run by two glaziers with many years experience.  They specialise in:... [more]

Contributed by: Markerry (need a change), 25 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Benara Fresh
Benara Road, Beechboro, Australia
Benara Fresh is a great fruit and vegie store.  It's clean, well set out and has friendly staff and great prices. You can even pick up free... [more]

Contributed by: Allofus, 28 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Bevilles
Westfield Bay City Plaza, Shop 1177 Malop Street, Geelong, Australia
Bevilles is a jeweller that sells more than jewellery.  Here you will find gifts at reasonable prices, such as Maxwell Williams mug sets for... [more]

Contributed by: Proserpina, 30 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Geelong Confectionery
33 Pakington Street, Geelong West, Australia
My naughty 'hidden gem' store - confectionery made on site and sold direct to the public! [more]

Contributed by: Proserpina, 30 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Todae
Australia, www.todae.com.au
Todae is primarily an online eco-friendly site that shows the general population how not only to help save the planet, but also to become... [more]

Contributed by: Ozbev, 30 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Hair and Body on George
29 King George St., Cohuna, Australia
This is a great little hairdressing and beauty salon in a country town. The cuts and colours are terrific and the prices amazing! You won't get... [more]

Contributed by: Kirstin N, 1 Jun 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Andrea's Creative Edge (Hair Salon)
High Street, Melton, Australia
Toni is the best hairdresser! I have been going to her for years. She has done countless up-dos for me for special occasions and helped me change... [more]

Contributed by: Carly, 1 Jun 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Nail Expressions & Waxing
5/290 Whitehall (Fernwood Gym),, Yarraville, Australia
I have been seeing Betty for my acrylic nails and waxing for over five years and I cannot recommend her services highly enough. I constantly get... [more]

Contributed by: charliereallyisagirl, 2 Jun 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Tania's Place Hair Salon
High Street, Bannockburn, Australia
Tania is a young hairdresser just starting out in her own business, however, she and her staff provide fantastic service and great... [more]

Contributed by: Denise Agnew, 2 Jun 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Hindustan Imports
50 Greens Road, Dandenong, Australia, hindustan.com.au
Hindustan is both a retail shopfront and an online shop. They package their products in a range of sizes, from small sample sizes to 10kg... [more]

Contributed by: Louise Allana, 2 Jun 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Lilydale Wholesale Meats
Factory 29, Industrial Park Drive, Lilydale, Australia
Don't let the name of the store put you off! You can buy one-kilo packs of meat there too!  At Lilydale you sign up and get a member's card.... [more]

Contributed by: Vivienne Ryan, 3 Jun 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Bread Makers Store
Shop 3/511 North East Road, Gilles Plains, Australia, www.breadmakersstore.com.au
This is a family owned and operated small business specialising in organic flours, gluten-free products, boutique cake mixes, sweet things and... [more]

Contributed by: Pat, 3 Jun 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Rayjen Hair Salon
Cramer Ave, Laidley South, Australia
Jennifer is a single operator salon. When you are there you feel like the only person in the world that matters. She doesn't mind if you have to... [more]

Contributed by: , 3 Jun 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Tumbi Wholesale Meats - Central Coast
2/11 Tumbi Creek Rd,, Tumbi Umbi, Australia
At Tumbi Wholesale Meats you get: Great quality at affordable prices You can buy in bulk or smaller quantities are available They will... [more]

Contributed by: Debt Crusher, 4 Jun 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Chickadee Factory Outlet
Cutrock Road, Lisarow, Australia
Save up to 60 per cent off normal retail prices on chicken products at this Central Coast factory outlet. As part of the Inghams Enterprises... [more]

Contributed by: Debt Crusher, 4 Jun 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Spud Shed Mandurah
566 Pinjarra Road, Barragup, Australia
The Spud Shed has been in the Mandurah area for quite a few years now. It started off in a large, shed-like building, selling mainly fruit and... [more]

Contributed by: Margaret G, 7 Jun 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Countrywide Food Market
Formby Road, Devonport, Australia
Countrywide Food Market sells a large range of seafood, frozen meals, vegetables, chips and berries, as well as catering size tinned foods,... [more]

Contributed by: Joanne, 11 Jun 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Scissors on Skylark
Shop 8, Skylark Village, Skylark Ave,, Inala, Australia
SOS Hair is a single person salon and Samantha is extremely competent, particularly with colours and nothing is too much. The colour products she... [more]

Contributed by: Sue J, 15 Jun 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Newtown Fruit Shop
Newtown Shopping Centre, Hill Street, Toowoomba, Australia
Newtown Fruit Shop is a small, local greengrocer that stocks good quality fruit and vegetables, as well as low priced bread and milk.  Best... [more]

Contributed by: Christine Matthews, 18 Jun 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Foodland, Thebarton
George St, Thebarton, Australia
Thebarton Foodland is one of the smaller Foodland stores .  It has limited parking but the friendly service of the employees more than makes... [more]

Contributed by: Anne Smith, 27 Jun 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Classy Cuts
5/6 Pritchard St, Wentworthville, Australia
I can highly recommend a hairdresser in Wentworthville, NSW, called Classy Cuts.  I have been going there for over 15 years. ... [more]

Contributed by: Heather Parry, 1 Jul 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Ringarooma Butcher
Main Road, Ringarooma, Australia
This is a small butcher's store on the main street of Ringarooma. They have cuts of meat ready to sell on show and give great advice when you're... [more]

Contributed by: Karen Haywood, 21 Jul 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Friendly Groceries
689 Old Cleveland Rd East, Wellington Point, Australia
This small grocery store sells the most excellent, fresh-caught prawns around. They have their own trawler and catch them fresh every day. The... [more]

Contributed by: Maria Noad, 7 Aug 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Good Luck Shops - Fruit & Veg, Butcher, Seafood, B
19 First Ave, Middle Cove, Australia
This small group of shops is a block back from Blacktown train station, near to Blacktown RSL. On the ground level there is a seafood shop,... [more]

Contributed by: Goosey, 13 Aug 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Chapman's Quality Fruits
462-464 Pacific Highway, Wyoming, Australia
These guys specialise in unit (rather than weight) pricing, which makes it very easy to track your spending. The quality is really good and the... [more]

Contributed by: Lee Who?, 15 Aug 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Passionflower Massage and Coffee House
97 Mair Street, Ballarat, Australia, www.passionflowerskin.com/
Passionflower has natural skincare products and gift baskets available in-store and online. Handmade in Ballarat, using cold pressed vegetable... [more]

Contributed by: ~ Mands! :o), 18 Aug 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Hayley Kraulis Beauty Therapy
5 Forbes Place, Hastings, Australia
Being of European heritage I get quite hairy! I have known Hayley Kraulis for nearly 5 years now and have always gone to her for all my waxing... [more]

Contributed by: Cristina Gaylor, 28 Aug 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Think Feet Podiatry
Suite 6, 9 Scott Street, Toowoomba, Australia
I highly recommend Renea Davies at Think Feet for her tremendous service. Her personality and straightforwardness put me at ease instantly. The... [more]

Contributed by: Bezza, 29 Aug 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Kakulus Brothers
183 William Street, Northbridge, Australia, www.kakulasbros.com.au/home.html
I buy a lot of fresh food and nuts and some unusual ingredients. Kakulus Brothers is a fantastic plus to buy some ingredients that you pay the... [more]

Contributed by: Ozbev, 31 Aug 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Beyond Paradise Beauty Mobile Serices
Northside, Australia, www.beyondparadisebeauty.com.au
I would like to recommend a beauty therapist in Brisbane. Her name is Nabi and she has recently transitioned from working in a salon to starting... [more]

Contributed by: Tristin Adam, 27 Sep 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
C'Change Fish and Chips
Shp 2/ 122 Victoria Ave, Bathurst Island, Australia
If you ever go to Redcliffe you need to give this place a try for a fantastic low cost meal. This is my favourite fish and chips shop - my husband... [more]

Contributed by: Tristin Adam, 28 Sep 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
SPC Ardmona factory sales
197-205 Corio St, Shepparton, Australia, www.ardmonafactorysales.com.au/
Top Australian brands with 20-70% off normal retail prices, more when overstocked Large car parking and ground level access to all... [more]

Contributed by: ~ Mands! :o), 28 Sep 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Heaven Cent
Watson's Road Shopping Centre, Newcomb, Australia
This op shop has really good stuff. It doesn't have that op shop "smell" and all the clothes are scrutinised before they go into the shop. I do... [more]

Contributed by: Happy Jan, 3 Oct 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Maries Pizza
Pappas Way, Nerang, Australia, www.mariespizza.com.au/special-offers
These guys have a family owned business that has been operating since 1981 on the Gold Coast.  I'm a raving fan. They have a fantastic... [more]

Contributed by: Lisa Weeks, 18 Oct 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Expert Auto Care
9/16 Sydal Street, Caloundra, Australia, www.expertautocare.com.au
Luke, the owner and mechanic at the workshop, is very approachable, honest and reliable.  He picked my car up and delivered it back to... [more]

Contributed by: Rebecca Vanzutphen, 25 Oct 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Conga Foods, Preston, Victoria
70 Bell Street, Preston, Australia
I drop in to Conga Foods once every 3 or 4 months.  There are lots of Italian imported products like pasta, jarred olives, peppers, capers,... [more]

Contributed by: Jarrah, 27 Oct 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Siam Terrace
9 Alison Road, Wyong, Australia
This place has the best Thai food on the Central Coast! Lunch is $8.90 which includes a sit down meal with a soft drink or bottled water.... [more]

Contributed by: FM, 7 Nov 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
VBG ~ Vinnies Budget Groceries
Shop 2, 13 Violet Grove, Wendouree, Australia
Open Monday to Friday only - 10am to 3pm [more]

Contributed by: ~ Mands! :o), 8 Nov 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Big Blue River Meats
22 Gould Street, Russell Lea, Australia
This meat depot is open Saturdays and Sundays only but is excellent value for money.  Their prices are lower then the supermarkets on... [more]

Contributed by: little jess, 9 Nov 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Basfoods
423 Victoria Street, Brunswick, Australia, www.basfoods.com.au
This is a  warehouse catering to Middle Eastern cookery with a large range of dry goods as well as tinned items many in catering sizes.... [more]

Contributed by: klondike kween, 9 Nov 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Endless Beauty
Main Road, Hall, Australia
Endless Beauty is a fantastic beauty place in the main street of Hall Village (just up from the pub). Mady runs the shop and does all the... [more]

Contributed by: nikkiloola, 29 Nov 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Boho Hair and Beauty
88a Phyllis Ashton Cct, Gunn Point, Australia
Boho Hair and Beauty is the ONLY place I get my hair done - and I now live in Victoria!  I schedule my trips around my hair... [more]

Contributed by: nikkiloola, 29 Nov 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Penriths Fancy Flowers
367 High Street, The Rock, Australia
This is a great flower shop which always has great service, reasonable prices and fantastic flowers. The flowers are always the highest quality... [more]

Contributed by: Rachaek, 2 Dec 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Recycled Textbooks
13 Arcade Rd, Hmas Watson, Australia, www.recycledtextbooks.com.au/
Recycled Textbooks  specialises in second hand school books for secondary schools in Victoria. You can buy and sell your textbooks and out... [more]

Contributed by: jape, 20 Dec 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
D&DMechanical and 4WD
54 Gardiner St, Goolwa, Australia, www.danddmechanical.com.au/
For brilliant servicing of your vehicle, at a fraction of the price of the previous place we were getting ours done, I can't recommend these guys... [more]

Contributed by: Nunkuri, 21 Dec 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Fingertips Nails (Hobart)
28 Loatta Road, Lindisfarne, Australia, www.fingertips.com.au
This business is run in a home salon. The owner is very friendly and because she doesn't have the usual expensive shop overheads her prices... [more]

Contributed by: Shani, 8 Jan 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
CasMar Beauty Salon
Lake Tabourie, Australia
Casey does eyelash extensions in her home salon, which only costs $85 instead of the $110+ that other salons are charging. The service is friendly... [more]

Contributed by: Marlea Joyce, 10 Jan 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
House of Nappies
Amata, Australia, www.houseofnappies.com.au
Premium quality disposable  nappies and wipes. Snookums brand. New to Australia. Haven't seen it sold in shops yet. You can order online from... [more]

Contributed by: Bargain Hunter, 13 Jan 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Jeweller Direct
I heard about Jeweller Direct through a friend, and have been there to get a few items of jewellery made.  The service is fantastic, and... [more]

Contributed by: jade-15, 19 Jan 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Baby Central
2/333 Gympie Road, Strathpine, Australia
Baby Central is a small shop with lots of good quality, clean second hand baby and toddler goods for decent prices. They cover a range of items... [more]

Contributed by: The B's, 24 Jan 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Asadal Restaurant
Phillip Street, Parramatta, Australia
This is a Korean /Japanese restaurant that has the best sushi I have ever eaten in my life.  The other food is supposedly good but I always... [more]

Contributed by: Lorax, 15 Feb 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
ZK Golden Sydney Auto Service Centre
54 Ross Street, Parramatta, Australia
I discovered these people by accident when having trouble with my car and unable to get to 'my' mechanic.  I thought it would be expensive to... [more]

Contributed by: Lorax, 15 Feb 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Colorado DFO Moorabbin
Cnr Centre Dandenong Rd and Grange Rd, Cheltenham, Australia
DFO (Direct Factory Outlets) Moorabbin claim to have 100 Big Brands with up to 70% off.  My shopping experience last weekend confirms this.... [more]

Contributed by: Keeping Fit & Healthy, 2 Mar 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Gepps Cross Markets
Gepps Cross Drive In Main Nth Rd Gepps Cross, Adelaide, Australia
The Gepps Cross Markets are great for their fresh fruit and vegetables. They arrive direct from the growers fresh in season and best of all are at... [more]

Contributed by: Helen Skidzevicius, 2 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Tomorrow's Child
1826 Malvern Road, Malvern, Australia, www.tomorrowschild.net.au
Good range of children's clothing (used and new) plus toys and books.  Also has good ideas for gifts for children's birthday parties. [more]

Contributed by: Janet Mackie, 2 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Red Cent
77 Scarborough St, Southport, Australia
This store stocks second hand quality womens clothing. It's the Red Cross shop called the Red Cent. The staff are really friendly. [more]

Contributed by: Carol Jones, 3 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Fruit and Vege Stall - Woombye Palmwoods Rd
Woombye Palmwoods Rd, Palmwoods, Australia
The fruit stall/shop on the Woombye Palmwoods Road has great prices and a good range of the slightly unusual. It also usually has local produce,... [more]

Contributed by: MsLiss, 3 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Wally's World Of Discounts
114 Mann Street, Gosford, Australia
I love this shop as I save so much money every time I shop there.  The biggest savings are on grocery items.  Some of the items may be... [more]

Contributed by: Janette Ghisoni, 3 Mar 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Prime Valley Pastoral Company
Cnr Temby & Germantown Rd, Two Wells, Australia, www.primevalleypastoral.com.au/index.shtml
I have found this to be the best place to purchase bulk meat. The Prime Valley Pastoral Company sells excellent quality lamb and beef at... [more]

Contributed by: Ellen Kerr, 4 Mar 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Lawnton Markets
Lawnton, Australia
Top quality local produce at really great prices.  Usually at least half the price of supermarkets.  Not only do they sell fruit and... [more]

Contributed by: PJ, 4 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Bata Shoes
97 Frankston Gardens Drive, Australia
I recently went here with my three children to stock up on school shoes and runners and managed to buy six pairs of shoes for $150! The service... [more]

Contributed by: Anne Anderson, 5 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Community Care Centre
Arthur Highway, Racecourse, Australia
This little shop in rural Tasmania sells pre-loved clothing and shoes. They are all in good condition, clean and smell nice. The shoes generally... [more]

Contributed by: Matilda E, 5 Mar 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Uniting Church Op Shop
Osborne Street, Maddens Plains, Australia
I like this shop because it competes with six other op shops in the area, is behind the local pub and has a car park right out the front (comes in... [more]

Contributed by: *Leanne*, 5 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Franklins
Griffiths Rd,, Broadmeadow, Australia, www.franklins.com.au
Franklins in Broadmeadow is the best supermarket in Newcastle area because : * I always get a park right at the door (no more than 5 metres... [more]

Contributed by: Mel Burgess, 6 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Home-Herb-Garden
Beerwah, Australia, www.home-herb-garden.com/
For all your herbal tea needs, don't waste time, just go straight to the person with the best service and knowledge I know.  Patrick O'Brien... [more]

Contributed by: Hippysaver, 7 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
The Salisbury City Fruit Bowl
44 Old John Street, Long Point, Australia
I have slashed my fruit and vegetable bill by half since shopping at this store. It is a no-frills store - it only has what is in season and while... [more]

Contributed by: Renae M, 8 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Moe Meat Packers
330 Moe-Walhalla Road, Dumbleyung, Australia, www.moemeat.com.au/Home.html
A trip to the abattoir doesn't sound like much fun really, does it?  Especially to little ones. However, what I was expecting and what I got... [more]

Contributed by: Tradies wife, 10 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Sensai Hair and Body
1 Waterloo Street, Glenelg, Australia
About a year ago, I discovered this hairdresser in the heart of Glenelg, through a friend, who told me about his prices. You will get the cheapest... [more]

Contributed by: Jane Ryan, 10 Mar 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Preston Market
30 The Centreway, Bendoc, Australia
Preston Market has excellent prices for fresh meat and fish. The vegetables are also well priced.  The market has clothing stalls too, but... [more]

Contributed by: Giddy Aunt, 12 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Living Waters Op Shop Humpty Doo
Lot 24 Lower King Rd, Australia
This small church-run Opshop is very well organised and the prices are really low. The clothes are well sorted and every week some items are on... [more]

Contributed by: Ali-cat, 12 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
FOODBIZ
Factories 1&2, 41-45 Railway Avenue, Werribee, Australia, www,foodbizmelbourne,com.au
This store is great for party food, has wonderful products and great brands at a fraction of the price of supermarkets. My favourite are the... [more]

Contributed by: Kim Pastore, 13 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Zi
South Fremantle Market Place, Cnr Douro Rd and Hampton Rd,, Australia
Zi is a small store in the South Fremantle Market Place shopping centre, which has great clothes at AMAZING value. They stock the same ranges as a... [more]

Contributed by: Kate R, 13 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Encore recycled Clothing
Shop 9, 358 Barrenjoey Road, Causeway, Australia
This shop is amazing!  It only stocks brand names but prices start at less than $10.  All items are organised according to type and then... [more]

Contributed by: Gina A, 17 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Illawarra Meat Company
55 Pringle Road, Fairy Meadow, Australia, www.illawarrameatcompany.com/
This wonderful wholesale butcher is located in Fairy Meadow, about 5 minutes from Wollongong. They sell a range of steaks in bulk amounts and will... [more]

Contributed by: money never sleeps., 17 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Sax Fashions
410 Elizabeth Street, Four Ways, Australia
Sax is a clothes store aiming for a market of about 18-45 year olds.  Something they do really well is to stock avariety of interesting... [more]

Contributed by: , 23 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
The Meat Shed
Cnr Taylor & Thomas Coke Drive, Thornton, Australia, themeatshed.com/
The meat is of the same quality (if not better) than what I buy at the supermarket, but for much less. There are many items that give a hefty... [more]

Contributed by: Karen Tippett, 23 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Port Noarlunga South Foodland
28 Seaford Road, River Heads, Australia
This is a small, clean shop, with quick turnover, so everything is fresh and in-date and there are always excellent specials on offer. There are... [more]

Contributed by: Carol Preiss, 24 Mar 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
All India Foods
31 Balaclava St, Springfield, Australia, www.allindia.com.au/index.php
For lovers of spicy, complex Indian cusine, and of the Simple Savers way of life, All India Foods is like the Taj Mahal!  Located in the... [more]

Contributed by: Jess, 24 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
KJ's Closet
29 Pease St, Manunda, Australia
I have been driving past this secondhand/consignment clothing store for over ten years and had never been in. Yesterday I was looking for a nice... [more]

Contributed by: Nikki Miller, 25 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Greenacres Meatlockers
1/94 Spencer Road, Nerang, Australia
The staff here are always really friendly and happy to help you.They used to be a wholesaler but now sell to the public.There is always a wide... [more]

Contributed by: Tess, 28 Mar 2011

Neat Ideas / Smart-TicketBox - My sister told me about Neat Ideas / Smart-TicketBox after she heard about the great discounted cheap movie... [more]

Contributed by: Shanelle G, 28 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
O'Reilly's Lot
5 Kirke St, Balcatta, Australia, www.oreillyslot.com.au/
If you are after organic meat or just meat in bulk this place is fantastic. Organic beef (from Dandaragan Organic Beef) is normally around the $11... [more]

Contributed by: L208, 2 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Pink
53, Drysdale, Australia
Young friendly talented hairdresser with great prices.  A cut, colour, foils and blowwave for medium to long hair costs just $80 and... [more]

Contributed by: Little Miss Princess, 2 Apr 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Farmer Jack's
Summerfield S/C, Shop 1, Wade Street, Girrawheen, Australia
Originally starting off as a small fruit and vegie shop with some basic Asian groceries in the same shopping centre, this shop was so well priced... [more]

Contributed by: The Smiths, 3 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Pattons Big Gun
605 Robinson Rd, Aspley, Australia
Pattons combines a fruit and vegetable shop with a butchers. They have amazing fruit/vegetable and meat specials that vary from week to week. For... [more]

Contributed by: Anne Freier, 3 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Eggs R Us
217 Gnangara Road, Wangara, Australia
Farm Direct eggs for sale (available to the public as wholesale).  I'm always looking for ways to not only save money, but get farm fresh... [more]

Contributed by: Narelle Gaunt, 3 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Ivanhoe Pasta Deli
Shop 7c, 4-12 Livingstone St, Ivanhoe, Australia
I came across this little gem when I was working at one of the local hospitals.  I was about to call into Coles to buy some supplies on my... [more]

Contributed by: Claire S, 3 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
The Big Pot Nursery
Sheffield Road, Eugenana, Australia
When we moved to this area I discovered a family-run country business called THE BIG POT which sells plants at very affordable prices.  Most... [more]

Contributed by: Lorraine Mcneair, 3 Apr 2011


Service: 3, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Lemnos Foods Factory Sales
10 Bungaleen Court, Dandenong South, Melbourne, Australia
This is a cheese factory outlet, which takes cash only and is open Mondays 12-1 pm. The stock varies from week to week. For example- here are some... [more]

Contributed by: esptm, 3 Apr 2011


Service: 3, Quality: 3, Price: 5
Ck Foodstores
Shop 6/ 285-305 Centre Rd, Australia
I drive ten minutes every week to get my fruit and vegies from CK Foodstores. Whenever I go to a local fruitshop I am shocked by the high prices... [more]

Contributed by: Rivka Cyrulnik, 3 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Bakaloumas Market
218 Old Dandenong Road, Heatherton, Australia
This market is is a greengrocer, bakery, deli and supermarket all rolled into one and run by friendly, helpful Greek people. It sells fresh fruit... [more]

Contributed by: graysunnies, 10 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Caltabiano's Auto - Fleming Street
3 Fleming Street, Aitkenvale, Australia
Caltabiano's Auto are a family-run mechanical business who have great service, amazing prices and they are so reliable. They will always go out of... [more]

Contributed by: QLD Girl, 12 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Dalmore Cold Stores
1015 Manks Road, Dalmore, Australia
This store is small but sells bulk frozen veggies and other assorted frozen goods. Some are brand name such as Edgell, McCain etc. There are also... [more]

Contributed by: klarhet, 15 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Plant Inspirations
Australia, www.ebay.com.au
Plant Inspirations is a fantastic business that sells plants via ebay. They always offer amazing customer service and fantastic prices on all of... [more]

Contributed by: De R, 21 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
DMH Automotive
1/13-15 Brewers St, Burpengary, Australia
DH used to work near this mechanic and one day had a problem with his car at work.  The mechanic/owner fixed it for him straight away and for... [more]

Contributed by: Kelsco, 22 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Blue Mountains Food Coop
Shops 1 & 2 Happeny La, Katoomba, Australia
A lot of the staff at the Blue Mountains Food Co-operative are volunteers, so they want to be there for their community and this really shines... [more]

Contributed by: Emma Craig, 24 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Baa Moo Oink
378 Findon Road, Australia, www.baamoooink.com.au/
I love this cutely-named butcher! I started going to them after moving to Adelaide when a few people recommended them, and I can see why! They sel... [more]

Contributed by: LJH, 25 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Off Your Trolley
  Every month I read about the cost of living rising and rising. Family households are buckling under the pressure of rising utility... [more]

Contributed by: Justin H, 28 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Easy Refills
As our kids have gotten older, including one at uni, our family printing costs have soared and we we're tired of buying increasingly more... [more]

Contributed by: julie, 30 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Picker's Market
9 Godfrey Street, Walliston, Australia
My hidden gem is the Picker's Market.They are located in Walliston near Kalamunda in the HIlls Western Australia. A sign on my local... [more]

Contributed by: Le-Anne Marchesani, 2 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Babygoround
I like this site because it is free to use and very easy. Here you can sell and buy second hand baby items and not need pay high fees for it. It's... [more]

Contributed by: Natalia Gomez, 2 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Lane Cove Village Fruit Market
56 Burns Bay Rd, Australia
I love shopping at the Lane Cove Village Fruit Market (hidden underneath Coles supermarket) because I never spend more then $2/kg on fruit or... [more]

Contributed by: Char L, 3 May 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Werribee Birds & Stockfeed
1030 Dohertys Road (Corner Derrimut and Dohertys Road), Tarneit, Australia
This store stocks feed for just about every animal. It's a shed at the back of Tarneit and although it does not look like much from the outside,... [more]

Contributed by: Rachelle Buckley, 3 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
M & U Bella Hair & Beauty Salon
348 Heaths Road, Hoppers Crossing, Australia
Lilly is great! She offers all beauty services from hair to waxing, hair-ups to professional make up. All at great prices and she is extremely... [more]

Contributed by: Rachelle Buckley, 3 May 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Shark's Farmer's Market
Olsen Avenue, Southport, Australia
Another great Farmer's Market, with HEAPS  of stalls!!! The biggest bargains are usually the fruit & veg that are in season, and... [more]

Contributed by: MannaMamma, 3 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Oz Sale
6 McEwan Street, Riverview, Australia, www.ozsale.com.au
Oz Sale is an awesome online store that emails me with daily specials on designer brands, anything from clothing to luggage to things for the... [more]

Contributed by: Sarah B, 6 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
DS Trading
75 Albert Road, Moonah, Australia
These guys sell 2 litre bottles of Ashgrove milk and cream - the cream is only $6 for 2 litres ... they have lots of other stuff in bulk - cheese... [more]

Contributed by: Ange P, 6 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Good Will Op shop
148 main road, Blackwood, Australia
This shop is just amazing. It has really friendly and welcoming staff who are always happy to help and have big bright beaming smiles. This op... [more]

Contributed by: ♥Time for a major change♥, 8 May 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Red Cross
123 Fitzgerald St, Northam, Australia
When stepping inside this store you will find a range of good quality goods from  footwear to clothing to some good reading books, and as... [more]

Contributed by: Kathy Wisbey, 9 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
TongLi Asian Supermarket
Ground Floor, Westpoint Shopping Centre, Blacktown, Australia
Just compare the prices to Franklins which is right next door.  They have 750ml bottles of Cooking Rice Wine for under $2, all sorts of... [more]

Contributed by: Lesley Forster, 9 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Mandurah/Murray Mayday op shops
Douglas Place, Barragup, Australia
There are two of these stores in the Mandurah/Pinjarra area .Both stores are well stocked with goods for all ages. Books, linen, bric a brac and... [more]

Contributed by: Aline Krauklis, 13 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
ABC Shop Charlestown NSW
Charlestown Square, Australia, shop.abc.net.au/
This ABC shop is tucked away in a cosy corner of Charlestown Square shopping complex in Newcastle NSW, a true hidden gem! They sell books, audio... [more]

Contributed by: Sharon T, 14 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 3, Price: 4
Emerald Garden Nursery
77A Emerald-Monbulk Road, Emerald, Australia
This is a local nursery run by a young couple who are friendly and so helpful. I find the quality and price of plants compares as well as Bunnings... [more]

Contributed by: Maureen Sale, 15 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
GROW ORGANIC
P.O. Box 88, Australia, dimartinoandsons@bigpond.com
I buy all my manures, mushroom compost, pea straw from these suppliers. I saw the advertisement in the  local paper, and found the cost to be... [more]

Contributed by: Maureen Sale, 16 May 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
SAVERS
Princes Highway, Australia, www.savers.com.au
Mill Park, Brunswick, Dandenong, Footscray, Frankston, Greensborough and Shepparton, Victoria, and Noarlunga, SA. Savers is... [more]

Contributed by: Brianna, 16 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
The Oopty Doop Shoppe
152 Rembrance Drive, Tahmoor, Australia
The Oopty Doop Shoppe is a new age shop selling crystals, incence, housewares, clothing and gifts. They also hold courses on a regular basis.... [more]

Contributed by: Pennytt, 16 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
NSW Tafe Restaurants
86 Illingworth Rd, Kingswood, Australia, carol.rochfort@tafensw.edu.au
Recently I experienced a la carte dining on a Beer Budget. My husband and I budget for $50 for a Lunch Date. We do this as Lunch is usually... [more]

Contributed by: Stacey Sheather, 16 May 2011

This website sells accommodation packages in resorts around Australia, New Zealand, and other places around the world. It offers great deals for... [more]

Contributed by: Kylie Bonnor, 16 May 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Salvation Army Store
4 Archbold Rd, Minchinbury, Australia
The Sally Army has two stores, one is the large building that sells mostly clothes. There is a great range and all the items are fabulous value.... [more]

Contributed by: Rachaek, 16 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Happy Choice, stockland wendouree
1266 grevillea rd, Wendouree, Australia
Happy choice is a great and cheap shop for when you need a last minute gift, dress ups for the kids, sunnys and/or glasses and much much more! I... [more]

Contributed by: Madison May-Farrar, 17 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Rivers Clearance Store Penrith
Henry Street, Penrith, Australia, www.rivers.com.au
Rivers has good quality clothing at Super Prices! I love the fact that the majority of their clothes are made from quality cotton and are well... [more]

Contributed by: Suzanne Wade, 17 May 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Westlakes Salvation Army
156 Bay Rd, Australia
The Westlakes Salvation Army hold a "Rummage Sale" at their premises at Bolton Point. I am a seasoned op-shopper, so I know a good... [more]

Contributed by: Suzan F, 19 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Bookabilia
67 Oats Street,, Carlisle, Australia, N/A
Entering into this shop is like revisiting the past. I enjoy viewing the antique trinkets reminding me of yesteryear. Toys from my childhood... [more]

Contributed by: Jacqui W, 20 May 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
online web store
51 Grace st, Australia, betterworldbooks.com
Our family use this web site to order second hand or new books at fabulous prices. Sometimes they can take a while to get to you but the saving is... [more]

Contributed by: Linda S, 21 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Nishthra Beauty Care
2/35 Robinson Street, Coorparoo, Australia
Being of Mediterranean descent, my monobrow and I are locked in an eternal battle. Brow shaping is expensive; the spa where I used to get it done... [more]

Contributed by: Nicole Graham, 21 May 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Superior Direct
769/781 Springvale Road, Australia, www.superiorfs.com.au
This is a great place to buy food for catering. Chicken is often $6.95 a kilo & bulk rump $5.99 a kilo, they regularly have stock at clearance... [more]

Contributed by: Chooksmom, 21 May 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Castle Hill Growers Market
126 Terminus Street, Castle Hill, Australia
Fresh produce and great quality at my local green grocer. They have a bargain area too for those with purse strings that are a little tight. The... [more]

Contributed by: Laura J, 23 May 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Franklins, Horsely Drive Market Town Weatherill Pa
Horsely Drive, Market Town Shopping Centre, Australia
The store is quiet and rarely ever crowded. They have the usual Franklins specials, you can also get a further savings by obtaining a... [more]

Contributed by: Svetlana Vlasoff, 25 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Eaglevale Quality Meats
12 Gould Rd, Eagle Vale, Australia
At Eaglevale Quality meats you can get 1/2 a lamb for around $55 and hindquarter of beef (40kg) or half side of beef (90kg) at $4.99/kg. The... [more]

Contributed by: Ali Wil (not waste money), 27 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Linda Allen Fitness
11/196 Parfrey Road, Rochedale, Australia
As a single mum, I have to watch every cent. I always thought having a personal trainer would be out of my reach but after deciding... [more]

Contributed by: ~~~Z~~~, 29 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Cosmopolitan Towbars & Accessories
1593-99,Botany Road, Botany, Australia, www.cosmopolitantowbars.com.au/
Cosmopolitan Towbars & Accessories is a family owned business that has been established for more than 40 years.  Their towbars... [more]

Contributed by: Kylie, 30 May 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Campbells Store
13 Adams St, Morpeth, Australia, Schulz
This shop is an historic building that has stores within the store. Set in the town of Morpeth, it is one of the tourist attractions of this... [more]

Contributed by: Nelle Hamilton, 31 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Merge
Nicholson Street Mall, Footscray, Australia, NA
Merge is a clothing store in the centre of Footscray. They have fantastic deals on unique clothing items. I recently bought a warm winter coat for... [more]

Contributed by: Leah S, 31 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Healthy Hampers Co-op
150 Brisbane Street, Ipswich, Australia
Healthy hampers is an amazing store and the backbone of my weekly shop. It is a co-op so you do have to be a member to shop there, but anyone can... [more]

Contributed by: Jade M, 2 Jun 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre
Fifth Avenue, Maroochydore, Australia
I drive from Kawana to Maroochydore to take my three year old to this centre, and many other mums at the centre drive further than me.... [more]

Contributed by: Rachael Murphy, 8 Jun 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Chanteclair Farms
490 Quakers Hill Parkway, Quakers Hill, Australia
Chanteclair Farms sells fresh, delicious free range EGGS! They sell from $5 for 30. The bigger the eggs, the more they cost but they are the... [more]

Contributed by: ♥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ♥butterfly girl ♥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ♥, 10 Jun 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Gawler River Cattle Company
31 Woodyates Avenue, Salisbury North, Australia, www.gawlerrivercattle.com.au
Gawler River Cattle Company is a  wholesale Butchers. They have stores located at Craigmore, Salisbury, Newton, Sefton Park, Royal Park,... [more]

Contributed by: Frances Hall, 14 Jun 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Alpine Country
Mcarthur street, Sale, Australia
We visited this store which sells boat and yacht equipment and found the staff to be extremely helpful and knowledgable. They will always tell you... [more]

Contributed by: Maree T, 20 Jun 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
The Lebanese Loaf
41 Ryedale Road, Denistone, Australia
In this little Hidden Gem of a store the Lebanese owners spoke English with me and treated me as if I was part of the family. They treat my kids... [more]

Contributed by: Lorax, 20 Jun 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Keperra Meats
68 Gilston Street, Keperra, Australia, keperrameats.com.au/
Keperra Meats has premium mince half price every weekday morning betwee 6am and 9am, which makes it $10 for two kilos.  Monday is market day... [more]

Contributed by: Kym, 2 Jul 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Moodis Cafe
Shp3/ 62 Baxter-tooradin Road, Pearcedale, Australia
Moodis Cafe is a hidden gem in country town Pearcedale on the Mornington Peninsula. With a diverse menu encompassing italian inspired pub style... [more]

Contributed by: Julie Allica, 5 Jul 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Calvary Funerals
We recently used this funeral company for my dad's funeral.  The staff were helpful, friendly and nothing was a problem.  Their price is... [more]

Contributed by: Karen K, 6 Jul 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Basement Books
This is a great website for bargain books. I was going to spend $29 for a book I needed at the local bookstore, but found it on this site for... [more]

Contributed by: Bindi, 14 Jul 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Booko
Australia, www.booko.com.au
If you are looking for a particular book this website checks a whole bunch of different websites worldwide for the best price for the book,... [more]

Contributed by: Bindi, 14 Jul 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Get Fresh
495-511 burwood Hwy, Vermont South, Australia
Get Fresh is a local supermarket.  They have a store in Vermont South and also one in Boronia. It sells fruit, vegetables, meat and some... [more]

Contributed by: Jessica A, 24 Jul 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Gateway Care
11 Helen St, Caloundra, Australia
Gateway Care is in Caloundra and is a part of Foodbank Qld.  It is like a supermarket for people on low incomes or in family crisis. You... [more]

Contributed by: Julia Jessop, 26 Jul 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Charkas Middle East Foods
Sydney Rd, Brunswick, Australia
This store has a great range of dried beans, lentils and other similar dried goods at fantastic prices. They also sell dry herbs and spices,... [more]

Contributed by: Lisa Docherty, 2 Aug 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Georgiou's Confectionery
147 New Canterbury Road, Petersham, Australia, www.georgious.com.au/
Georgiou's Confectionery is a family business with a real family feel.  In this Hidden Gem you are surrounded by all of your favourites,... [more]

Contributed by: Leah Howe, 2 Aug 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Drink Depot
20 Moreton Bay Road, Capalaba, Australia, www.drinkdepot.com.au
Having a football-playing, gym junkie of a boyfriend who drinks his weight in Up 'n' Go and Powerade every week can really put a strain on the... [more]

Contributed by: Julia Wells, 12 Aug 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
The Baby Ba
Shop 2/68 Reservoir Rd, Modbury, Australia, thebabyba.com.au
The Baby Ba is a pre-loved baby store selling pretty much everything you need for baby from clothes to cots. Everything is very cheap and the... [more]

Contributed by: Cindy P, 22 Aug 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Casalare Pasta
37 Crichton Road, Kyabram, Australia, www.casalarepasta.com/
Casalare are an Australian owned and operated innovative manufacturer of premium gluten free pasta and baking products.  The brand is... [more]

Contributed by: flikka, 22 Aug 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Booby Trap Warehouse
This has to be one of the most amazing places I have ever been to!  I was in desprate need of a few new bras and had seen the ad on TV so... [more]

Contributed by: ♥Time for a major change♥, 25 Aug 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Luxford Automotive
1/8 Baine St, Townsville, Australia
These guys are the best mechanics around. They have the best prices, and they go out of their way to give you the best possible service. They... [more]

Contributed by: Fairy Princess, 28 Aug 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Savemore Supermarket
774 Princes Highway (Next to Bunnings), Sandown Village, Australia
Sort of like a scaled down NQR, this hidden gem of a store sells branded and some imported products at less of the RRP. There are canned... [more]

Contributed by: Adel, 2 Sep 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Hope Farm Shop
185 Main Road, Hope, Australia
I have lived in Nelson for seven years and been a member of Simple Savings for three. I can't believe it's taken me this long to see the light -... [more]

Contributed by: LaVerne Clark, 2 Sep 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Caboolture Sunday Market
Caboolture Showgrounds, Australia
Caboolture Sunday Markets are held each Sunday morning at the Caboolture Showgrounds, from approximately 6am to 1pm.  There is tons of free... [more]

Contributed by: ♥Fabulous Ms H♥, 5 Sep 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Charlie's Fruit Market
473 Southpine Road, Everton Park, Australia, www.charliesfruitmarket.com.au
At Charlie's the staff are always helpful and friendly. They will take my box to the car for me and then chat and thank me! They also let me have... [more]

Contributed by: Claire Anderson, 5 Sep 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Thornton's Removals
28 Mountain View Rd, Kilsyth, Australia
This company had been recommended to me and their price was below what other companies charged; a fair, but reasonable price. The truck turned up... [more]

Contributed by: Diamond Princess, 6 Sep 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Salvatores Cafe
Corner Knuckey & Smith St, Darwin, Australia
The staff at this great little cafe in Darwin city know their stuff, and they certainly know how to make a great coffee. The food is brilliant,... [more]

Contributed by: Bee C, 19 Sep 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Treasure Market Caboolture
51 McNaught Road (via Pasturage Road) Off Bribie Island Road, Caboolture, Australia
Do you love to hunt down a bargain? Are you into recycling? Or are you just looking for somewhere different to mosey around on the weekend?... [more]

Contributed by: ♥Fabulous Ms H♥, 5 Oct 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Tribe of Judah Motorcycle Ministries
Queens Rd, Kingston, Australia
These guys are great. They receive close to or just past best before date foods and sell them at drastically reduced prices. They the use the... [more]

Contributed by: Selsbels, 8 Oct 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Automotive Satisfaction
152 Siganto Drive, Oxenford, Australia
I can highly recommend the team at Automotive Satisfaction, they have saved me so much money.  I just wish I had found them earlier! ... [more]

Contributed by: Anita Holland, 12 Oct 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
The Electric Discounter
2936 Logan Rd, Underwood, Australia, www.theelectricdiscounter.com.au
The Electric Discounter is simply the place to go if you want to spend far less on top brand names and turn your friends green with envy! (Just be... [more]

Contributed by: Michelle B, 17 Oct 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Bribie Island Bakehouse
Cnr Sunderland & Endeavour Drives, Banksia Beach, Australia
This bakery coffee shop has it all! 100%  preservative-free fresh bread, delicious cakes and mouthwatering pies. 10 years ago the owner... [more]

Contributed by: Jo Miiller, 5 Nov 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
ITZ Computers
58 Charles Street, Newcomb, Australia, www.itzcomputers.com.au/
I just discovered this great little computer shop which is run by Michael Ollis. My computer crashed and died on me and at first he quoted me $399... [more]

Contributed by: Happy Jan, 11 Nov 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Tip Top Butchers
10 Raymond Road, Laverton North, Australia, www.tiptopbutchers.com.au
I have found a butcher in the western suburbs of Melbourne that is not only cheap, but great quality too. For example, I have purchased a bulk... [more]

Contributed by: Rebbecca V, 17 Nov 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
The Famous Arthur Daley's Clearance House
33-37 Swanston St, Melbourne, Australia, www.arthurdaleysclearancehouse.com.au/
Every day is a bargain here!  There is a great range to choose from (see the website), customer service is always good and the people who run... [more]

Contributed by: Arti, 21 Nov 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Spare Change
85 High Street, Thomastown, Australia, www.sparechange.net.au/stores
There are huge savings to be made on a great selection of everyday essentials here. Staff are friendly  and  always  ready to help.... [more]

Contributed by: Arti, 21 Nov 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Kingston Old Bus Depot Markets plant stalls
21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston, Australia, www.obdm.com.au/
On the lower level of the Kingston markets, near the food stalls, is a plant stall where they have good sized healthy herb and... [more]

Contributed by: planner, 25 Nov 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Cafe Palazzo
I have always loved the flavoured coffee from Cafe Palazzo. It is produced in Sydney and is Rainforest Alliance Certified. It used to be... [more]

Contributed by: KylieK, 4 Dec 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Sunvale Meats
Shop 4/161 Hugh St, Currajong, Australia
Sunvale meats offer excellent service and great quality meat. They source their meat locally as they can, and their prices and are excellent for... [more]

Contributed by: Fairy Princess, 13 Dec 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
My Family Dentist
49 Tingal Road, Wynnum, Australia
Best service my partner and I have ever got from a dentist, they talk us through the whole thing and are wonderful dentists but the best part was... [more]

Contributed by: Mrs C (formally Sarah R), 15 Dec 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Grease (Mechanics Workshop)
37 Lower King Street, Caboolture, Australia
Ladies - if you're like me, you just dread the thought of taking your car into the mechanics! They speak a language I don't understand, they're... [more]

Contributed by: ♥Fabulous Ms H♥, 21 Dec 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Malay Kitchen
10/90 Markeri Street, Mermaid Waters, Australia
We stumbled across this restaurant when we were buying fruit next door.  It is a family run business (or so we think) by Mum, Dad and two... [more]

Contributed by: Terrie Cupitt, 1 Jan 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Lat Dior African Eatery
140 Enmore Rd, Enmore, Australia
Lat Dior African Eatery was an accidental find by a friend who was going to a show at the Enmore Theatre and showed up really early (he got the... [more]

Contributed by: Megan, 1 Jan 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Fortress Self Storage
320 Lower Dandenong Rd, Mordialloc, Australia, selfstorage.rtrk.com.au
If you have ever had to use storage then you'll know it is of variable quality. What struck me about Milton James and the team is that their... [more]

Contributed by: Mary Oleary, 1 Jan 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Harvey's on the Bay
11 Buccaneer Drive, Hervey Bay, Australia
The service at this restaurant is second to none.  From the first time I had to bring a bunch of rowdy little girls out for lunch and they... [more]

Contributed by: Bianca Nicholls, 1 Jan 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Gandha's Indian Restaurant
103 Regent Street, Newcastle, Australia
I just love Gandha's.  The proprietor Sunil Gandha has been serving Indian to the Novocastrians since 1986 so that is a testimonial in... [more]

Contributed by: Jacki123, 2 Jan 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Communicare Caboolture
4/54 Beerburrum Rd, Caboolture, Australia, www.communi-care.net/Communicare/FRUIT_%26_VEG_PACK.html
Wow! What a fabulous hidden gem, right in the heart of Caboolture! I wish I had known this was here before but oh well, now I do and you, you... [more]

Contributed by: ♥Fabulous Ms H♥, 6 Jan 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Above Cut Salon
Shop 4/17 Howard Ave, Dee Why, Australia
This wonderful salon has great hairdressers and the owner believes that for quality you don't have to pay a huge price for it. They do my hair... [more]

Contributed by: ♥Reet Petite♥ (The Askaholic), 8 Jan 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Morecroft's Shoes
Cnr Castella St & Morecroft Pl, Lilydale, Australia
This shoe shop is attached to a podiatry practice, so the shoes are excellent quality, and the staff are all well qualified in fitting. They also... [more]

Contributed by: Shelstar, 11 Jan 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Letter-It Engraving
Shop 21, City Cross Arcade, Adelaide, Australia
Little but lovely - these two guys work tirelessly and professionally doing all sorts of engraving, key cutting, etc.  Always helpful and... [more]

Contributed by: Sandie Edwards, 12 Jan 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Riverside Christian Church
Shop 4, 48-50 Mollison Street, Kyneton, Australia
Riverside Christian Church run an op shop as well as a foodbank from this address. You do not have to have a health care card to receive a... [more]

Contributed by: Cheri (2A 3C, 1dog,1cat,7chooks<$100), 12 Jan 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Frozberries
Factory 1A / 14 Leighton Place Hornsby NSW, Hornsby, Australia, frozberries.com.au/
Frozberries sells frozen berries and vegies, as well as frozen fruit purees and pulp. Their prices are excellent - some of my favourites include... [more]

Contributed by: Rosamond, 20 Jan 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Booko
Australia, booko.com.au
This website finds books and DVDs worldwide from the least expensive to most expensive as well as the expected postage rates. I am currently a... [more]

Contributed by: Vicki Platts, 2 Feb 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Kyogle Building Supplies
10 Andrew Street, Kyogle, Australia
Kyogle is wonderful for all your hardware and home improvement needs. The staff are very helpful and generous and are always trying to give you... [more]

Contributed by: Tania, 2 Feb 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Clearitonline
I LOVE designer clothes, especially those made by Alannah Hill but I dislike paying the high price tag! Instead of buying in store, I have found... [more]

Contributed by: Careful Saver, 5 Feb 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Good Sammy Industry
Albany Highway, Gosnells, Australia
To me GSI is the BEST second hand industry. I shop mainly at the Gosnells store but there are also many more GSI's around the suburbs. ... [more]

Contributed by: Donna F, 19 Feb 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Hillside Orchard
1209 Escort Way, Borenore, Australia
Hillside Orchard is a fantastic little shop with farm fresh fruit and vegies.  Try their apples direct from the grower, once you have tasted... [more]

Contributed by: Julz, 23 Feb 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
CERES Fairfood
CERES fairfood is a community group supplying organic, locally owned freshly picked fruit and vegies. You can buy mixed boxes or just order... [more]

Contributed by: Rebecca M, 24 Feb 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Melville Heights Meat Supply
354 Marmion Street, Melville, Australia
Melville Heights Meat is a local butcher with a difference. The service is fantastic and they have weekly specials such as two kilos of low-fat... [more]

Contributed by: Jackie Creighan, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Talle Thai
5/5 Tallebudgera Creek Road, Burleigh Heads, Australia
If you're looking to feed a crowd on a budget this place is for you. The food is yum, the service is prompt and accommodating, and the portions... [more]

Contributed by: Valli J, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Cocos
Cnr Westaway Parade and Watson St, Currimundi, Australia
Cocos is a fantastic family friendly cafe.  The location is great - just across from the beautiful lake. They have great specials - breakfast... [more]

Contributed by: Rosie Loveys, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Leongs Family Restaurant
83 North Street, Nowra, Australia
We have been going to this restaurant since we were kids and I have converted my in-laws into driving an hour to come here. The $7 lunch special... [more]

Contributed by: Eleise, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
CWA Rooms
76 Grafton St, Warwick, Australia
CWA cafe`s are all over Australia. This is a great place to have lunch, it is not gourmet but has lovely fresh sandwiches and rolls, tea and... [more]

Contributed by: Maggie, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Food for Me
877 Albany Highway, Victoria Park, Australia
This is a cafe is a busy cafe strip on Albany highway, it shines out amongst them all because it has fantastic home cooked food at really really... [more]

Contributed by: Deanne Gregory, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Queen Street Bakery
24 Queen Street, Warilla, Australia
This bakery is located in a small parade of shops in the middle of residential area but only two minutes drive off the main road south from Sydney... [more]

Contributed by: Mamie, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Rob Roy Hotel
106 Halifax Street, Adelaide, Australia, www.robroyhotel.com.au/index.php
This is a great pub in the CBD of Adelaide. It has a lovely outdoor area, spacious inside area, with an open fire and live music at the weekends.... [more]

Contributed by: Nayia C, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Thai Phunk
Shop 10 Lisarow Plaza, Lisarow, Australia
Thai Phunk is a small Thai restaurant tucked away between a surf shop and a cafe.  It is clean and bright and always has a music concert DVD... [more]

Contributed by: Dawn Lewis, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Birchip Bakery
47 Cumming Ave, Birchip, Australia
Birchip Bakery is on the main street in Birchip (Sunraysia Hwy). They have excellent pies. their coffee is great - but the ultimate indulgence is... [more]

Contributed by: Lyn B, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Kingaroy Bakery
29 Kingaroy St, Kingaroy, Australia
Kingaroy's original bakery is still running in the beautiful South Burnett. The bakery is family run by people who understand a pie is a... [more]

Contributed by: Peggy T, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Shoestring Market
240 Barker St, Castlemaine, Australia
Shoestring Market is full to the brim, floor to ceiling and spilling out onto the footpath with inexpensive hardware, kitchenware, baskets... [more]

Contributed by: Lynne M, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Booth's Cafe
63 Macleod Street, Bairnsdale, Australia
Booth's Cafe is part of the Bairnsdale Salvation Army Corps.  They have delicious home made meals pies, pasties and hot meals.  They... [more]

Contributed by: Beryl Lee, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Carmen's A Little Taste Of Italy
142 Bridge St, Muswellbrook, Australia
Carmen's is truly a delectable Italian restaurant. Carmen, the owner, is actually of Sicilian origin but either way, it means her servings are... [more]

Contributed by: Akelamummy, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Legends on Hansen
20 Hansen St, Corryong, Australia, www.legendsonhansen.com/
Legends on Hansen is great!  We go there at least twice a week; most of the locals meet there for coffee and tea. The meals are cheap and... [more]

Contributed by: Caroline Casey, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Thai Royal Restaurant
140a South Street, Australia
This restaurant offers authentic Thai cuisine at reasonable prices, and the service is friendly and efficient. The lunch menu in particular... [more]

Contributed by: Christine Matthews, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
rainbow meats
Chirnside Park Shopping Centre, Maroondah Highway, Chirnside Park, Australia, www.rainbowmeats.com
This butcher is our favourite! They consistently have skin-on chicken fillets for $6.99 on special.   All the staff are really nice... [more]

Contributed by: bj, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Kawasemi Japanese Tea House
109 Main Rd, Moonah, Australia
This fabulous Hidden Gem had been recommended to us a number of times before we finally made it through the door - we wish we had gone earlier!... [more]

Contributed by: Rowena Conway, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Cafe 56
56A Portman Street, Oakleigh, Australia
I have been going to Cafe 56 for years now.  They make the nicest Chinese food and the meal prices are so cheap. For lunch they offer a large... [more]

Contributed by: Natalie Pettett, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Cafe 33
33 Railway Street, Australia
Cafe 33 keeps food simple and fresh. Ian always greets you with a smile, the service is attentive and the food is fabulous! They bake their pies,... [more]

Contributed by: Summer Breeze, 2 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Provincial Meats
1235 Plenty Road, Mernda, Australia, www.provincialmeats.com.au/
Provincial Meats in Mernda has a gigantic selection of meats at great prices. They have a wide variety of pre-packaged meats (including deli... [more]

Contributed by: Bec, 3 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Livingston Fresh
Livingston Shopping Centre, Ranford Road, Canning Vale, Australia
Livingston Fresh is my favourite place to get my fruit and veg. All staff are courteous, helpful, friendly and smiling, and they always have time... [more]

Contributed by: Me and co, 3 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Albert's Cafe
44 Binney Street, Euroa, Australia
Albert's Cafe is absolutely superb in all respects: food, service, ambience and value for money! The food is to die for, the ambience is... [more]

Contributed by: W, 4 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Chumley Warners
Birkdale Fair Shopping Centre, Birkdale, Australia, www.chumleywarners.com.au/index.html
Chumley Warners is a genuine British fish and chip shop. The owners are British, the equipment was shipped from Britain, the fish is haddock, cod... [more]

Contributed by: Duchess, 5 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Top Brand Warehouse
275 Victoria rd, Rydalmere, Australia, www.facebook.com/pages/Top-Brands-Warehouse/128200485602
I'd love to share this shop with everyone as I had the most amazing shopping experience before Christmas. At the time I was with my newborn and... [more]

Contributed by: Lisa Wilmott, 8 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Kosmos
Westpoint Shopping Centre, Browns Plains, Australia, www.facebook.com/pages/Kosmos-Kitchen/152394288163590
I go to Kosmos for a wonderful breakfast every fortnight with my work mates after working night shift so we're all ravenous! The shop is owned by... [more]

Contributed by: Fran Brown, 9 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Fannie Bay Super Pizza
Lot 3052 Shop 4 Fannie Bay Pl, Fannie Bay, Australia
This is authentic Italian pizza for a great price. Food can be expensive in Darwin but here the pizzas are cheap and delicious and the restaurant... [more]

Contributed by: Kim Boardman, 12 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Interparcel
34 Ralph Street, Australia, www.interparcel.com.au
Interparcel courierd a large heavyweight item from Victoria to my door here in Adelaide  overnight for $48! Other couriers charged $150 or... [more]

Contributed by: dreaming of a cottage, 12 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Villa Romana
cnr Esplanade and Aplin Street, Australia, www.villaromana.com.au/cairns/
When ever we go to Cairns we always have dinner or lunch at Villa Romana. The service is always impeccable and the premises are spotlessly clean.... [more]

Contributed by: Julie Francis-fahey, 13 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Fresh Essentials
9 Malibu Rd, Safety Bay, Australia, www.malibufresh.com.au
Malibu Fresh Essentials is a really interesting store with very friendly helpful staff and well worth a visit! They sell really fresh good quality... [more]

Contributed by: Dee, 13 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Taku Japanese Kitchen
Shop 2, Scott's Plaza, 52 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah, Australia
This restaurant is very unassuming from the front, the menu is on the wall outside so you can check prices and offerings first, which I think is... [more]

Contributed by: Christine S, 17 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Farm Gate Produce
Greenfields Shopping Centre, 51 Murdoch Drive, Greenfields, Mandurah, Australia
This is truely a hidden gem. A good old fashioned fruit and vegie shop with great prices.  Located in the Greenfields Shopping Centre on... [more]

Contributed by: Christine S, 17 Mar 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Thai Rice
44 Woongarra Street, Bundaberg, Australia, thairice.com.au/
If you're looking for Thai food in Bundaberg, try Thai Rice in Woongarra Street, near McDonalds. We pay about half the price of other Thai... [more]

Contributed by: Kate fish, 22 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Logan North Library
Cnr Springwood Road & Sports Drive, Underwood, Australia, loganlibraries.org/
This is our local library, and the savings and service here are second to none! Our rates pay for the privilege of attending this venue, and the... [more]

Contributed by: Shirley G, 25 Mar 2012

Modern Munchkins Cloth Nappies sells nappies, inserts, liners, animal backpacks, lunch bags, and more. They are friendly and helpful and have... [more]

Contributed by: Merrilyn Canning, 25 Mar 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Cincotta Pharmacy Merrylands
185 Merrylands Road, Merrylands, Australia, cincottachemist.com.au/
Cincotta Pharmacy was featured on A Current Affair or Today Tonight a few years ago, for being the best value pharmacy in Sydney. Situated in... [more]

Contributed by: Blossom, 25 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Specially Gifted gifts and homewares
Shop 1, 107 Princes Highway, Milton, Australia
At Specially Gifted the service is excellent and nothing is too much trouble.  Pat, the lady who owns the store stocks lovely gifts and... [more]

Contributed by: Morag Oliver, 25 Mar 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Jenkins Orchards
1211 High Street, Wantirna South, Australia
This is a farm outlet where they sell very cheap fruit in season, mainly apples and pears. For example, I picked up eight kilos of seconds apples... [more]

Contributed by: retromamma, 25 Mar 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Clark's Shoes Factory Outlet
Darebin Road near Grange Road, Fairfield, Australia
This is a factory outlet selling mainly Clark's children's shoes including old stock, samples and seconds. They also sell ladies shoes, but the... [more]

Contributed by: Takin' the long way around, 25 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Chambos Country Bakehouse
1 Warradale Plaza, Warragamba, Australia
Chambos is a family run business with great service. Everything you choose is packaged carefully and added up quickly. The staff even hold the bag... [more]

Contributed by: Kath, 25 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Temptation Bakeries
8/213-223 Wells Road, Chelsea Heights, Australia, temptation.com.au/
I discovered this wonderful find while exploring our new neighbourhood.  They are the factory retailers of pies, quiches, sausage rolls, and... [more]

Contributed by: Alice, 25 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Bendigo Woollen Mills
4 Lansell Street, Bendigo, Australia, www.bendigowoollenmills.com.au
Bendigo Woollen Mills sells the most beautiful, high quality knitting wool in 200g balls.  They come in a variety of colours and plys - check... [more]

Contributed by: Bev, 26 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Inala Markets
Kittyhawk Ave, Inala, Australia
This Vietnamese influenced market is open 7 days a week. Here you will find fantastic fresh vegies, chicken, meat and fish together with Asian... [more]

Contributed by: Linda Vann, 26 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Glenferrie Shoe Repairs (in Troubadour Arcade)
Shop 8, 673 - 681 Troubadour Arcade, Glenferrie South, Australia
Everyone needs to feel confident when dropping their shoes off to be repaired and for that reason alone I'd recommend Glenferrie shoe repairs.... [more]

Contributed by: Rachel Bucknall, 26 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Mountain Creek Bakery
2/93 Karawatha Drive, Mountain Creek, Australia
Our local bakery sells their products that were made yesterday (bread, rolls, buns, croissants and so on) for half price - still fresh and yummy,... [more]

Contributed by: Lisa D, 26 Mar 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Savers
Princess Highway, Australia
Savers has good second-hand quality products such as shoes, clothing, handbags, furniture and baby items. These sorts of second-hand stores are... [more]

Contributed by: LEANNE M, 27 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Nabiac Community Op Shop
The Nabiac Community Op Shop is not only my Hidden Gem, but it's also full of hidden gems! It's located in one of the main streets but... [more]

Contributed by: Clare I, 27 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Michael's Fine Foods
33 Truman Ave, Cromer, Australia, www.michaelsfinefoods.com
I am totally addicted to Michael's Spinach, Artichoke and Cheese dip and discovered I could buy it right from their little factory on the Northern... [more]

Contributed by: Suzie Spencer, 27 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Tennessee Orchard
184 Old Hume Hwy, Yerrinbool, Australia
For fresh, cheap fruit and vegetables that last longer than those you get at the supermarket, head to Tennessee Orchard. Tennessee Orchard is... [more]

Contributed by: Melanie Dickin, 30 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
FoodWorks Burpengary on Station Road
Shop 10, 161 Station Road, Burpengary, Australia, www.foodworks.com.au/
The end of the rainbow is right here at FoodWorks Burpengary!  It's the "little local" supermarket on Station Road, just up from the... [more]

Contributed by: ♥Fabulous Ms H♥, 31 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Noonan's Discount Meats
Noonan's Discount Meats offers great cuts at great prices! And on Sundays between 11am and 2pm, they offer 20% off everything storewide! Large... [more]

Contributed by: Jo H, 1 Apr 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Alf's Continental Deli
I like shopping at Alf's because they are a local family supporting other local farmers by selling fresh fruit and vegetables produced in the... [more]

Contributed by: Chris Whild, 1 Apr 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Brumby's
126 Main St, Croydon, Australia
Although part of the Brumby's chain, this store offers great value when tired mums like myself are wanting a much-needed coffee! I discovered that... [more]

Contributed by: Roseda C, 2 Apr 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Free herbs in South Bank
Australia
If you live near South Bank (Brisbane) you don't need a green thumb or to fork out the big bucks to use fresh herbs in your cooking. There are... [more]

Contributed by: Ann Wilkes, 3 Apr 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Ye Olde Greengrocer
248a Charles St, Australia
A wonderful family run green grocer. They stock a wide range of local farm fresh produce. From what I could see, they only stock Australian... [more]

Contributed by: ♥Paula♥, 5 Apr 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Grey Gum Cafe
8679 Putty Road, Putty, Australia, www.greygumcafe.com.au/index.html
While travelling down to Sydney recently with the family we stopped at the Grey Gum Cafe. The service was very friendly, I could get gluten-free... [more]

Contributed by: Penny Hughes, 16 Apr 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
The Fabric Cave
78 Belmore St, Ryde, Australia
The Fabric Cave sells fabric remnants, buttons, knitting wool, discontinued patterns, tapestries and more with all profits going to charity.... [more]

Contributed by: Barb, 18 Apr 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Freemans Reach Fruit & Vegie Stall
364 Kurmond Road, Kurmond, Australia
This is a family-owned fresh fruit and vegie stall. All of the products are locally grown, mostly by the family who owns it. Everything is fresh,... [more]

Contributed by: Gaella, 20 Apr 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Tip Top Butchers
10 Raymond Road, Laverton, Australia, www.tiptopbutchers.com.au/
My husband buys beef for our spit roast for $8.00 per kilo. Great place! [more]

Contributed by: Elle-Elle, 21 Apr 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Ivanhoe Plaza Lotto
Shop 7a Ivanhoe Plaza, 4 Livingston St, Ivanhoe, Australia
Peter and Joanne run a nice little business here. They sell Canon inks at amazing prices. The inks I need are only $15.95 each! So thrilled to... [more]

Contributed by: SAVINGSANGEL, 25 Apr 2012


Service: 3, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Elizas Fabrics
23 Sun Crescent, Sunshine, Australia
The service is basic, but the choice can be fantastic! There are lots and lots of fabrics, everything from lycra to fur! There are also lots of... [more]

Contributed by: Redhead Mum, 30 Apr 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Resource Rescue Inc.
7/13 Hosie St, Bayswater, Australia, www.resourcerescue.org.au/
Resource Rescue is a bargain art and craft store. All products are items rescued from entering landfill (so it's good for the environment as well... [more]

Contributed by: Emma Harris, 4 May 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
East Coast Fabrics
14 Paisley Drive, Lawnton, Australia, www.eastcoastfabricsqld.com.au/contact-us
East Coast Fabrics is a small little nook in the big industrial area of Lawnton. I happened across this place when I went with hubby to arrange a... [more]

Contributed by: Michelle Walker, 5 May 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Crumpet
8/885 Albany Highway, Australia
We went out to breakfast on the spur of the moment one sunny Wednesday morning. Having driven past the place heaps of times, we chose to eat at... [more]

Contributed by: Jodi Blackman, 6 May 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Russell Athletic Outlet
Lake View Drive, Scoresby, Australia, www.russellathletic.com.au/stockists
Russell Athletic Outlet is a fantastic Hidden Gem! It is not a huge shop, but we found a great pair of footy boots for our son for just $29! We... [more]

Contributed by: Joanna D, 9 May 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Boutique Relove
249 Para Road, Greensborough, Australia, www.facebook.com/pages/Boutique-Relove/190242661034653
Boutique Relove is a second-hand clothing store. However, the owner only selects fashion pieces that are in top condition. They have a Facebook... [more]

Contributed by: Narlina, 13 May 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Dandenong Market
Cleeland St, Dandenong, Australia, www.dandenongmarket.com.au/
I love the Dandenong Market because the bulk-buy fruit, meat, vegies and seafood lasts us (two adults, three kids, one dog and numerous visitors!)... [more]

Contributed by: Squishy squishy, 19 May 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Neds
Mount Barker Central Shopping Centre, McLaren Street, Mount Barker, Australia, www.neds.net.au/
From the time the first Ned's opened (I think it has had three locations in Mt Barker), it has gotten better! The girls who run the shop are... [more]

Contributed by: Sandra R, 19 May 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Atherton International Club
Kennedy Highway, Atherton, Australia, www.athertoninternationalclub.net/
We have started going to the Atherton International Club every Monday as they have a two-for-one deal! Buy an $18 pasta, crumbed steak or fish and... [more]

Contributed by: Virginia C, 21 May 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Label Love Boutique
202 Comur st, Yass, Australia, www.facebook.com/LabelLoveBoutique
Label Love Boutique is an absolutely stunning boutique! They stock pre-loved vintage brand name clothes, shoes and accessories at great prices. A... [more]

Contributed by: Fussykidscook, 1 Jun 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Erbacher's Fruit and Vegetables
131-141 David Low Way, Diddillibah, Australia, www.erbachersfruitandvegetables.com/
Erbachers is a great place to get your fruit and vegies! They have a big selection with good prices. They're always busy with customers! Erbachers... [more]

Contributed by: Mel, 2 Jun 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Home and Giving
Foodland Shopping Centre, Shop 3, 2 Victoria Crescent, Mount Barker, Australia
Home and Giving is a Hidden Gem in Mount Barker.  There is no other store like it!  It is full of beautiful and unusual items from all... [more]

Contributed by: Rachael Steele, 3 Jun 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Chermside Spice Center
763 Gympie Road, Chermside, Australia
Chermside Spice Center is the best shop to go to for all your herbs, spices and Middle Eastern food needs. This Indian spice center has many... [more]

Contributed by: Kathryn, 14 Jun 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Sweet As
The Glen Shopping Centre, Australia, www.sweetas.net.au/
If you love sweets, lollies or chocolate... this is the shop for you! Especially if you love to save money and still buy top quality lollies and... [more]

Contributed by: Joanna D, 16 Jun 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Alutterbye Accessories
161 Hunter Street, Newcastle, Australia, www.facebook.com/pages/Flutterbye-Accessories/119008701518208
For people who like something different to wear at extremely low prices, it is worth popping into this shop.The owner sells ladies handbags,... [more]

Contributed by: Bev, 18 Jun 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Just Cuts Toowoomba
Grand Central Shopping Centre, Toowoomba, Australia
I took DGS (one year old) for his first haircut at Just Cuts, Toowoomba. First he was put in a special high chair fitted out with seat belt. Next... [more]

Contributed by: ♥Tracy H (Granny T)♥, 26 Jun 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Maroochy RSL
Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, Australia, www.maroochyrsl.com.au/
At the Maroochydore RSL, the meals are very cheap. Usually the roast of the day is $8.50, but I can get a meal for $4.00 which includes vegetables... [more]

Contributed by: Christina Boxall, 26 Jun 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Green Living Australia
14/25 Parramatta Road, Australia, www.greenlivingaustralia.com.au
This online and retail store is just amazing if you want to save money by making your own food and some of your personal care products. The store... [more]

Contributed by: Deborah Krause, 27 Jun 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Topnotch Produce
Ipswich, Australia, www.facebook.com/topnotchproduce
Topnotch Produce is a new company who deliver fresh produce locally. We've been very happy with the produce and pricing of their boxes.... [more]

Contributed by: Gazelle Intense, 4 Jul 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
MyFitnessPal
I never thought of this as a Hidden Gem before because I don't pay a cent for it and it is all online, but after reading about Claire's story with... [more]

Contributed by: Carmen Stobaus, 4 Jul 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Beeutifull Honey
The beekeeper himself is the one collecting, packaging and selling the honey so you know you are getting quality, personalised service.  The... [more]

Contributed by: Corrie Foote, 24 Jul 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 3
Mirage Hair Design
200d Crawford St, Queanbeyan, Australia
I found Charmaine at Mirage Hair Design through a recommendation on Simple Savings a few years ago. She always gives excellent service and has a... [more]

Contributed by: Ellen Walais, 27 Jul 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
My Soap
Caboolture Market on a Sunday, Caboolture Showgrounds, Australia, mysoap.bigcartel.com/
Looking for real homemade soaps? Love gorgeous essential oils and fragrances? Want to know exactly what's in your soap? And hoping to support... [more]

Contributed by: ♥Fabulous Ms H♥, 5 Aug 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Foodland
Yorktown road, Australia, www.foodlandsa.com.au/internet/index.html
I shop at Foodland regularly as the staff are very friendly and it's never too overcrowded and if the checkouts are busy they will open more... [more]

Contributed by: Barb Arnold, 13 Aug 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Crazy Don's Discount Groceries and Homewares
12/2 Gillam Drive, Kelmscott, Australia, crazydons.com.au/
I have saved hundreds of dollars on groceries at Crazy Don's Discount Groceries in Kelmscott! Crazy Don’s is a family-owned... [more]

Contributed by: Suzie Louthean, 18 Aug 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
First Froots
Unit 4 and 5, 11 Chrysler Road, Lonsdale, Australia, www.firstfroots.com.au
First Froots is a fantastic delivery service for fruit, vegies, and now even a limited range of general grocery items! They deliver to the door... [more]

Contributed by: The Former Mrs Wez, 26 Aug 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Llandilo Farm Fresh Eggs
360 Ninth Ave, Hawkesbury Heights, Australia, www.llandiloeggs.com.au
Llandilo Farm Fresh Eggs has barn laid eggs for sale, either small, medium or large. You can sometimes also buy "imperfect" eggs for an excellent... [more]

Contributed by: Rachaek, 31 Aug 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
IGA Nambucca Heads
6 Pacific Highway, Nambucca Heads, Australia, www.iga.com
The sales at IGA in Nambucca Heads are fantastic - cheaper than any other supermarket around including the large ones like Coles and Woolworths!... [more]

Contributed by: Nicole Pritchard, 31 Aug 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Cost Cutters
2/112 Spencers Road, Australia
This shop has lots of discounted grocery items for families including kids' snack foods, frozen foods and general family-friendly meal items. The... [more]

Contributed by: Kylie H, 7 Sep 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
The Fabric Palette
164 Auckland Street, Gladstone, Australia, thefabricpalette.blogspot.com.au/
I  LOVE this place, it is amazing! The Fabric Palette is a little shop with amazing fabric and craft ideas. The service is great with... [more]

Contributed by: Maddii R, 7 Sep 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Sciberras Fruit and Veg Stall
1243 Tourist Road, Australia
These family growers have lots of fresh produce. Plus, it is cheaper than the shops and the family really look after you. As a bonus, they are... [more]

Contributed by: leonie q, 7 Sep 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Fossiker’s Tip Shop
Fossiker’s Tip Shop on Hanrahan Road, Albany, WA is a brilliant place to pick up second hand, pre-loved and recycled items salvaged from... [more]

Contributed by: Heather Brown, 17 Sep 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Lifetime Distributors
Grange Rd, Allenby Gardens, Australia, lifetimedistributors.com.au/
Lifetime Distributors are the people who leave a box of books at your workplace and come back the following week to collect the orders. But they... [more]

Contributed by: Rebekah Waterhouse, 17 Sep 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Fresco
Channel Court, Kingston, Australia
This store sells fruit, vegies and meat. Their meat is very, very cheap and the quality is not too bad. The store is located next to a Coles and... [more]

Contributed by: kirsty b, 17 Sep 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Vella Postforming & Kitchens
Leitch Avenue, Londonderry, Australia
If you are after a kitchen bench top at a fantastic price then Charles Vella is the man to speak to. We decided to renovate our kitchen ourselves... [more]

Contributed by: Tinker, 19 Sep 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
grey outdoors tours
The Grey Outdoors Leisure Tours is a small business run by Sandy and Rob Higgins. It's a 12-seater bus tour operation that caters for anyone over... [more]

Contributed by: suanne, 25 Sep 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Alpha First Aid
100 Briggs Street, Welshpool, Australia, www.alphafirstaidwa.com.au/index.asp
Alpha First Aid is owned and run by a lovely older couple, Greg and Joy. I frequently deal with Greg through work, so when my dog became... [more]

Contributed by: Jackie M, 1 Oct 2012

For years, I've bought on eBay but I'm now enjoying local Facebook "Buy, Swap and Sell" groups. Everything and anything can be found on these... [more]

Contributed by: jen, 2 Oct 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Dapto Community Farm
Darkes Rd, Dapto, Australia, www.daptocommunityfarm.org.au/
The Dapto Community Farm is a not for profit community farm. To fund their organisation they sell boxes of organic fruit and vegies for $29. Some... [more]

Contributed by: Dianne Boulton, 3 Oct 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Renu Fashion
10 Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf, Australia
My daughters and I found this wonderful little shop that recycles clothes for $5.00 apiece. Whilst it's only small they have a wonderful variety... [more]

Contributed by: Erica Eldridge, 21 Oct 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Lachlan Valley Meats
129 Canberra Ave, Griffith, Australia
These friendly people sell restaurant quality meats and smallgoods. Rump steak, sausages and chicken breast fillets are usually at least $5.00 to... [more]

Contributed by: Lynda Hargan, 12 Nov 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Railway Pharmacy
1/273 Railway Ave, Armadale, Australia
Railway Pharmacy stocks all the usual chemist items, except their script price is unbelievably cheap! I don't have a health care card, and... [more]

Contributed by: Brooke, 13 Nov 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Coast & Country Curtain and Blinds
1/28 Ralph Black drive, Australia, www.coastandcountrycurtains.com.au/
If you want expert advice and very friendly service, visit the Coast & Country Curtain and Blinds showroom. It is a family-friendly business... [more]

Contributed by: Mae W, 21 Nov 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
The Mill Market
105 Central Springs Rd, Daylesford, Australia, www.millmarkets.com.au/locations/daylesford
The Mill Markets at Daylesford is a huge second hand shop in the back streets of Daylesford. It's open seven days a week from 10am to 6pm. The... [more]

Contributed by: Lynne M, 26 Nov 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
McIntyres Thrift Shop
This is a thrift shop with nice goods and prices.  The McIntyres Equestrian Foundation look after young people and kids with disabilities.... [more]

Contributed by: Sunny Side Up, 26 Nov 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Foodland
Bella Vista Drive, Bella Vista, Australia
This is small supermarket with excellent fruit and vegetable prices. They regularly have seasonal specials and a clearance section. The staff are... [more]

Contributed by: Joan S, 28 Nov 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Higgins Bakery
121 Wyndham Street, Shepparton, Australia
Established in 1947, Higgins Bakery is a traditional bakery with a modern touch. It is still a part of the Higgins Family and is now run by Mat... [more]

Contributed by: Sally H, 4 Dec 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Popeye's Pine
Station Road, Marshall, Australia
This is a guy in his '60s who runs a small business from home. He has all sorts of manure and garden soil for sale but recently he has branched... [more]

Contributed by: Happy Jan, 10 Dec 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Wyalla Plaza Plants
cnr Taylor and Wyalla St, Toowoomba, Australia
Wyalla Plaza Plants has all shapes and sizes of plants - cheaper than the markets! The plant shop only sets up on Sunday mornings and is run by... [more]

Contributed by: Skye O, 11 Dec 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Wyoming Chinese Groceries
Pacific Highway, Wyoming, Australia
This is a great place to buy lentils, pulses, coconut milk and other spices.They are much cheaper here and you can get bulk sizes in some things.... [more]

Contributed by: leonie q, 14 Dec 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Lexatonia Tiles
6/2 Abbott Road, Seven Hills, Australia
Lexatonia is a family run business specialising in tiles but we used them for most of our bathroom renovation. They have a huge (almost... [more]

Contributed by: Simmy, 21 Dec 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Reuse & Recycle Directory
The Brisbane City Council has a downloadable PDF that lists 'reuse and recycle' businesses in the Brisbane area, some offering free services.... [more]

Contributed by: Gabriele Duffy, 21 Dec 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Hillman Meat Company
7/97 Jijaws Street, Australia, www..hillmans.com.au
The Hillman Meat Company is a retail showroom attached to the Wholesale Meat Company. This modern self-service store is not only stocked with meat... [more]

Contributed by: Jill Hillman-Marks, 31 Dec 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Olley's Orange Country Market
Mount Lindsay Highway, Australia
I love shopping at this market! Olley's has fresh fruit, vegies and basic staples really cheap, especially when in season. I often can get a... [more]

Contributed by: Jennie Usher, 2 Jan 2013


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Fresh On Young
34-38 Young Street, Moonee Ponds, Australia, www.freshonyoung.com/
I recently discovered Fresh on Young, a fruit and vegie shop, and was very impressed! Their fruit and vegie prices are a lot cheaper than Coles... [more]

Contributed by: April, 9 Jan 2013


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Suga
Royal Arcade Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne, Australia, www.suga.com.au/
If you live in Melbourne or are planning on visiting, I would suggest going and having a look at Suga, is a small candy store in Bourke St Mall.... [more]

Contributed by: April, 9 Jan 2013


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Gardenate
Australia, www.gardenate.com/
This website (but more importantly the downloadable 'app') is 100 per cent free and has saved me a lot of money in the garden! You use the app... [more]

Contributed by: Nigel Hughes, 10 Jan 2013


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Lentil As Anything
41 Blessington Street, Australia, lentilasanything.com/
When I first moved to Melbourne, a friend told me about 'Lentil as Anything'. It is a not-for-profit community organisation... [more]

Contributed by: April, 11 Jan 2013

This warehouse-style fruit and vegetable shop has a huge variety of cheap fruit and vegetables, as well as an excellent range of Italian products.... [more]

Contributed by: BB Busterkeys, 12 Jan 2013


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Farmer Jacks
130 Coolibah Drive, Greenwood, Australia
Perth is notorious for high food prices, but I have found this store has really good prices on some "gourmet" products, for example: 1kg... [more]

Contributed by: Sharmaine L, 16 Jan 2013


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Medcall
PO Box 10445, Southport, Australia, www.medcall.com.au/
Medcall is a medical service providing home visits including weekends and nights in the Gold Coast area. I found it so much easier to have them... [more]

Contributed by: Meg-a-Saver, 19 Jan 2013


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Foodland Mt Barker
2 Victoria Crescent, Mount Barker, Australia, www.foodlandsa.com.au/internet/index.html
Foodland Mt Barker put out their own specials on top of what the regular Foodland brochure includes. I have saved many many dollars on cheese,... [more]

Contributed by: T (maybe a move is on the cards!), 17 Feb 2013


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Beacon Lighting
2 Pattys Place, Penrith, Australia, www.beaconlighting.com.au/beacon-lighting-penrith.html
We recently decided to look for new lights for our home. I had done a lot of research on the Internet looking at styles and prices and came across... [more]

Contributed by: Lex-Me, 28 Feb 2013


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
The Loft Cafe
60 Adelaide Street, Fremantle, Australia
Although it's called "The Loft Cafe", this little cafe is on the ground floor and there is not a loft in sight! The food, service and prices are... [more]

Contributed by: Dee, 29 Mar 2013


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
On The House
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Contributed by: Kay Tee, 10 Apr 2013


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Logan Food Gardeners
As part of the Logan Food Gardeners' online community group, you can go to Crop Swapping Groups which happen every couple of months. This is where... [more]

Contributed by: Julie Faint, 28 Jun 2013


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
MicroGram Computers
3/7 Tumbi Creek Road, Berkeley Vale, Australia
After being told I would need a brand new computer to replace my nine-year-old computer, I visited MicroGram Computers to obtain a second opinion.... [more]

Contributed by: Leanne Rose, 12 Jul 2013


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Living Water Uniting Church Op Shop
Challenor Circuit, Humpty Doo, Australia
Living Water Op Shop is the best op shop I've found. It's pretty big and open four days a week. You can easily spend at least half an hour... [more]

Contributed by: Toni Y, 6 Sep 2013


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Aus Sewmobile
112 Harriet Street, Waratah, Australia
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Contributed by: Bev, 21 Sep 2013


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Harvey Township
Harvey, Australia
One Hidden Gem I have found that's an absolute treasure is the picturesque rural town of Harvey. It is an easy 90 minute drive from Perth and is... [more]

Contributed by: Dee, 9 Oct 2013


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Hans Butcher
McRoyle Street, Wacol, Australia
This great butcher delivers old-style service with a smile and great prices. Handing out cheerios to the kids and now supporting the local... [more]

Contributed by: Being Compassionate, 21 Feb 2014


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Endeavour Foundation Retail Store
76B Sheridan St, Cairns, Australia
I have been working in this store for the last five months. When you visit our store you will see why it's called a 'concept store'... [more]

Contributed by: , 13 Apr 2014


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Tripodi & Taverna Fruit & Veg
11-15 Beveridge Street, Swan Hill, Australia
Offering an ongoing selection of the most commonly used fruit and vegetables, plus a rotation of 'seasonal' options, this is my local go-to for... [more]

Contributed by: Lozzyloo, 13 Jan 2015


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Curtis Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Store
518 Skipton St, Ballarat, Australia
This fruit & vegetable store sells all the usual varieties for a fraction of the price. Last week I bought four 500g punnets of strawberries... [more]

Contributed by: Belle, 14 Jan 2015


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Ross's Quality Nuts
65 Chifley Drive, Preston, Australia, Rqn.com.au
A great range of nuts, seeds, grains, dried fruit, baking ingredients and sweets at excellent prices. If you have a lolly buffet in mind for a... [more]

Contributed by: Kate L, 14 Jan 2015


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Northmead Growers Market
2B Campbell St, Northmead, Australia
Northmead Growers Market is open daily. The quality of fruit and veg is really good and you can also stock your pantry and fridge with some deli... [more]

Contributed by: , 14 Jan 2015


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Ziggy's Supreme Smallgoods
80 Hopkins St, Moonah, Australia
Ziggy's is a butcher and smallgoods producer in Tassie. Their prices are comparable to other butchers, but all the meat products and all the... [more]

Contributed by: Ange P, 14 Jan 2015


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Adelaide Fresh Fruiterers
3/206 Main South Rd, Morphett Vale, Australia, www.adelaidefresh.com.au
This store has a large selection of mostly locally produced fruit and veg at reasonable prices.  It has a service deli and sells wonderful... [more]

Contributed by: Leisa L, 14 Jan 2015


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Warburton Butchers (Warby's)
41 Graham Rd, Carseldine, Australia, www.warbys.com
I have been going to Warby's for years now and have never had a problem with their meat. The staff are always very friendly and helpful, the... [more]

Contributed by: ☻Pumpkin Patch☻, 14 Jan 2015


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Bush's Fresh Meats
Rouse Hill Town Centre, Rouse Hill, Australia
This butcher's shop is friendly and the flavour of the meat is wonderful. They have Riverina beef which is delicious and full of flavour. They... [more]

Contributed by: Claire D, 14 Jan 2015


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
The Meat Market
1074-1076 South Road, Edwardstown, Australia, www.themeatmarket.com.au
I adore this store for its range, fresh uncluttered layout and amazingly helpful staff.  The butchers will always be happy to cut up meat for... [more]

Contributed by: Katherine Chapman, 14 Jan 2015


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Muller's Meat Store
26 Randell Terrace, Monash, Australia
Best sausages in SA! They win competitions every year. Staff are very friendly, you can ring in an order and pick it up later or go in and they... [more]

Contributed by: Katie W, 14 Jan 2015


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Earth Markets
Tweed City Shopping Centre, 54 Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads, Australia
Earth Markets is conveniently placed opposite Coles supermarket in Tweed City Shopping Centre. They have a wide variety of fresh fruit and... [more]

Contributed by: bakerbj, 14 Jan 2015


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Primo Hans Smallgoods
62 McRoyle St, Wacol, Australia, www.primosmallgoods.com.au
As well as selling its famous deli goods, the Primo Hans factory outlet is a butcher outlet. The quality is second to none and the price is much... [more]

Contributed by: ♥Tracy H (Granny T)♥, 15 Jan 2015


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Minchinbury Fruit Market
1039 Great Western Hwy, Minchinbury, Australia
Minchinbury Fruit Market always has specials on!  They offer a great range of quality fruits and vegetables at very good prices. We always... [more]

Contributed by: Ceedee, 15 Jan 2015