Local savings in Australian Capital Territory
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 have a huge range of party bag fillers that are great quality without the pricetag![less]
All the prices are cheap but they have a great sale section with heaps of bargains. Products are all great quality but the prices are so much better then anywhere else I have found. They have a flat fee postage rate and deliver Australia wide.
CIT Hairdressing is a training salon at the Canberra Institute of Technology. It is open to the general public and staffed by apprentices who work in the industry. This enables you to get a quality cut at very reasonable prices. Just go to the top floor of C Block!
Monday 8.30am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 4.30pm
Bookings are essential.
Phone: 6207 3246
For a list of hairdressing and beauty prices, visit their website.[less]
Just ring 02 a6207 3246 & make an appointment.
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 treatments, although from time to time Alyson (the owner) will pop back in to do clients - with her adorable kids in tow!!
The facials are amazing and it has a stand up solarium - much safer than lying on those rays! Prices are very reasonable and there are always offers going on.[less]
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 appointments :)
I started going there when it was under a different name - and my regular hairdresser Kristin was fantastic. She has since bought the shop and taken it from strength to strength. It is a credit to the salon when you can walk in, say 'do whatever' and you have never walked out with a cut/colour/style that you dont like.
Kristin, Casey and the girls are just amazing. The prices are good too ($150 is the most I have ever paid after a complete transformation) and they now have beauty out the back![less]
On the lower level of the Kingston markets, near the food stalls, is a plant stall where they have good sized healthy herb and vegie plants. I recently got some pots of lemongrass, oregano and advanced pumpkin plants for $2 each that were half the price, yet double the size of the standard herb pots that you would buy in a nursery or large hardware store.[less]
The markets are open every Sunday from 10am - 4pm. Heaps of information is on their website.
These friendly people sell restaurant quality meats and smallgoods. Rump steak, sausages and chicken breast fillets are usually at least $5.00 to $7.00 per kilo cheaper than other stores. They also sell ice, which has been important for me as I live 64km away from any shops. When I go shopping to fill up the freezer I can take the big esky and top the meat up with ice to get it home safely. They also offer discounts for charity events like school sausage sizzles and so on.[less]
I put aside $50 a week for bulk meat and roughly every three months spend between $200 and $300. I buy everything from mince to roasts as they have almost everything I want cheaper than elsewhere. It is easy to shop there and if you get there before say 10 in the morning, they sometimes have cancelled orders which are further discounted! Sometimes their chickens are more expensive than supermarket specials but overall in the last six years I have saved almost $2000 per year using Lachlan Valley Meats.