Special Occasions

Bon bons

  • Put more fun into Christmas crackers
  • Wrap home-made bon bons in Christmas serviettes

Cards

  • A crafty Christmas saver
  • Cheap cards and gifts from The Warehouse
  • Christmas card magnets
  • Fast, fun cards for kids
  • For greeting card sentiments use Google!
  • Free cardmaking supplies from printers
  • Free craft supplies from home decor stores
  • Give a bookmark instead of a card
  • Greeting card site is top of the pops
  • Greeting cards from Jacqui Lawson
  • Hi-tech Christmas greetings
  • Home made greeting cards can have the 'wow factor' too
  • Impress friends and family with these fabulous 3-D cards
  • Love is priceless
  • Make a cheap birthday card unique
  • Save heaps on personalised Christmas cards
  • Save on thank you card postage
  • Send Christmas cards online and save postage
  • Show off your Christmas cards
  • Smaller cards, bigger savings
...and 5 more!

Children's Parties

  • 'Amazing Race' party impresses older kids
  • 'Birthdays Without Pressure' for stress-free parties
  • 'Cooking' birthday parties for $4 a head
  • A party trick that's fun for everyone
  • Avoid overspending on party food
  • Big birthdays come in under budget!
  • Birthday 'play dates' instead of parties
  • Bunnings DIY party for busy boys
  • Celebrate school birthdays with bubbles
  • Celebrate school birthdays with crafts
  • Challenge-inspired $10 birthday party
  • Cheap and easy party bags
  • Cheap lunchtime 'parties' at school
  • Chill out on school birthdays
  • Colourful and fizzy party favours
  • Cookie art is the perfect party loot!
  • Economical fun for teenage parties
  • Enjoy a class movie for school birthdays
  • Fairy wishes for school birthdays
  • Get a (Mr Potato) Head-start with free printable cut outs
...and 33 more!

Christmas

  • 'Cancel' Christmas and gift yourself a holiday instead!
  • A bunch of boredom busters
  • A cracker of an idea for serving Christmas cake
  • A fairy smart way to save $100
  • A family Christmas gift to last forever
  • A home made cracker of a saving
  • A little more conversation brings satisfaction
  • A make-it-yourself Christmas treat
  • A merry mall-free Christmas
  • Activities each day from the Christmas tree
  • Add a festive touch to solar lights
  • Advent calendar gets the job done
  • Advent calendar in a cup saves up to $14
  • Annual gathering need not be a burden
  • Bartering for Christmas
  • Basket up your goodies
  • Be board this Christmas
  • Bon-bons you will love
  • Boozy strawberry syrup
  • Brown paper with festive ribbon
...and 159 more!

Christmas Tree

  • Beautiful Christmas ball decorations for $1
  • Bulk out your old Christmas tree for less
  • Buy next year's tree in the post-Christmas sales
  • Candy cane reindeer
  • Christmas cracker decorations
  • Christmas tree snow
  • Easy way to pack your Christmas tree
  • Free Christmas decorations from department stores
  • Garden trimmings make free recyclable Christmas tree
  • Grow a Christmas tree each year
  • How a bottle of $1 white vinegar saved me $200 for Christmas
  • Light up your Christmas tree
  • Lovely Christmas decoration tradition
  • Make your own Christmas wreath
  • New Christmas tree under $10
  • Our Christmas tree suits us to a 'tea!'
  • Priceless tree decorations from around the home
  • Save and have festive family fun with DIY ornaments
  • Savings for old rope
  • Spraypaint your own trendy Christmas tree
...and 3 more!

Decorations

  • A fairy smart way to save $100
  • A make-it-yourself Christmas treat
  • A sticky solution to expensive helium balloons
  • Cheap Christmas windows fun to make
  • Christmas snowflakes for a tiny cost
  • Christmas tree light repairs
  • Christmas wreath from mother nature
  • Christmas wreath keeps childhood memories alive
  • Deck the halls with bows and Blu-Tack!
  • DIY party balloons are cheaper and more personal
  • Empty foil packets make beautiful Christmas icicles!
  • Festive decoupage from Christmas leftovers
  • Free Christmas decorations!
  • Give your popcorn tinsel strings a modern twist!
  • Hundreds saved in replacement Christmas lights
  • Lovely Christmas decoration tradition
  • Make party decorations with recycled household items
  • Make your own festive window decorations
  • Make your own free festive paper chains
  • Revamp tired Christmas decorations for no cost
...and 7 more!

Easter

  • 'Magic Easter seeds' are priceless for kids!
  • A saucy Easter with help from Mimi!
  • Activity books for kids
  • Blocks of chocolate
  • Books about Easter for kids
  • Chocolate crackle mix
  • Clean teeth for Easter present
  • Coat plain biscuits with melted chocolate
  • Coins instead of chocolate for Easter
  • Coins instead of eggs in Easter hunt
  • Colour eggs using food colour and vinegar
  • Decorate a family block
  • Decorate egg-shaped Arrowroot biscuits for Easter
  • Decorate hard boiled or blown eggs
  • Dip lollies and strawberries in chocolate
  • Do next year's Easter shopping this year!
  • Don’t get hot and bothered at extortionate Easter egg prices!
  • Easter Bunny gets clever in the kitchen
  • Easter doesn't need to be expensive
  • Easter egg cartons make great seedling trays
...and 43 more!

Father's Day

  • A gift of fatherly advice
  • A special outing
  • Activities for Father's Day
  • An affordable way to create a family treasure
  • Breakfast tradition
  • Father's Day catering
  • Father's Day feast and fun
  • Father's Day timetable
  • Gift hunt
  • Keeping in touch when Dad's away
  • Look after Dad without spending any money
  • Miniature backyard golf
  • Necktie cake
  • Nice affordable treats for Dad
  • Pamper Dad

General

  • 'Picture perfect' invitations
  • Affordable farewells for loved ones
  • Alternative to expensive anniversary
  • An affordable way to create a family treasure
  • Ask to loan a costume
  • Bags of affordable gift ideas
  • Buy designer labels for great prices on eBay
  • Celebrate for less without everyone else!
  • Cheap and easy 101 Dalmatians costume
  • Cheap personalised invitations from Harvey Norman
  • Christmas cheer can reduce your electricity bill
  • Coping with Christmas birthdays
  • Costumes for boys
  • Dress up as a French artist
  • Dress-ups for whole families
  • Fancy dress at less than fancy prices
  • Food challenge a fun, cheap way to dine with friends
  • Fun and frugal dinner parties
  • Fun and original costume ideas
  • Great ideas never go out of fashion
...and 30 more!

Mother's Day

  • An affordable way to create a family treasure
  • Basket of goodies
  • Bookmark with child's hand print
  • Collage of family photos
  • Fill box with recipes, poems and inspiring stories
  • From the heart
  • Give booklets of vouchers
  • Home-made bookmarks
  • Home-made slice in jars
  • Kids choose gifts at school stall
  • Name certificate
  • Place mats featuring family photos
  • Special gestures more important than presents
  • Turn leftover Easter eggs into Mother's Day treats
  • Waffles, pancakes and drive in country

Parties

  • $21 Challenge style Lebanese feast
  • 18th birthday BBQ at home
  • A little credit goes a long way
  • Apple pies and lemon meringue pies
  • Ask guests to bring a cold dish
  • Ask guests to bring salad or dessert
  • Ask guests to bring side dishes, desserts and nibblies
  • Ask Newsagent for left over envelopes
  • Bacon, cheese and shallot dip for cob loaf
  • Baked pasta and spaghetti
  • Baked potatoes, coleslaw and mince
  • Balloons attached to ceiling
  • Barbecue, salad and half-slab cake
  • Barbecue, trifle and cheesecake
  • Beach theme on a budget
  • Bring a plate to 21st
  • Buffet with salads for engagement party
  • Buy heat-and-serve food from food warehouse
  • Buy meat in bulk for barbecue
  • Buy or make snacks in advance
...and 77 more!

Presents

  • 'Cancel' Christmas and gift yourself a holiday instead!
  • 'Down time' box makes special gift
  • 'Frame of friendship' makes a precious gift
  • 'Good luck' pillows make caring gifts
  • 'Practical Santa' gets back to basics and eases the pressure
  • A family Christmas gift to last forever
  • A frugal farewell with a flourish!
  • A little thought saves $100 on special occasion gifts
  • A make-it-yourself Christmas treat
  • A merry mall-free Christmas
  • Birthday bag boosts the budget
  • Birthday money box means ready cash for gifts
  • Cheap science toys for Christmas
  • Christmas gift box for $5.39
  • Christmas giving as easy as 3-2-1
  • Christmas shopping at the Salvo's
  • Christmas wishlist saves us all money on the things we love!
  • Cook up kids' birthday presents for under $10
  • Downsize Christmas for more fun
  • Drink up Christmas savings with beverage gift idea
...and 27 more!

Valentine's Day

  • A rose for every year
  • Be a little cheeky
  • Celebrate Valentine's Day on a different day
  • Creative Valentines gift 
  • Fine chocolates and loving notes
  • Give the card without buying
  • Heartfelt message for travellers
  • Ideas from Martha for Valentines
  • Love vouchers make a value Valentine's day
  • Message in a bottle for your sweetheart
  • Messages of love
  • Romance that glows
  • Save on romantic weekend get-aways
  • Simple saver valentine
  • Special home-cooked dinner with wine and massage oil
  • Virtual card with movies, poetry and music

Weddings

  • 'Picture perfect' invitations
  • A bit of effort means huge savings
  • A great way to start married life
  • A wedding budget you can only dream about
  • A winter wedding gave us super savings!
  • A wonderful wedding for just $3,000
  • Afternoon tea at $11 a head
  • Ask a friend to decorate bridal table
  • Ask for an itemised quote
  • Ask guests to decorate trees
  • Avoid expense of going-away outfit
  • Avoid extra dress fittings
  • Bears for the bridal party
  • Buy bridal gown in formal shops
  • Buy engagement ring at auction
  • Cheap invitation idea
  • Custom-made engagement ring
  • Debutante gowns as wedding dresses
  • DIY wedding bouquets save $125
  • Don't mention the 'W' word and save on your wedding cake
...and 62 more!

Wrapping paper

  • Decorate with special baby memento
  • Guessing game saves on gift wrap
  • New twist on old family traditions
  • Our 'no waste' gift wrapping is useful AND reuseable!
  • Turn your junk mail into wrapping paper
  • Wrapped with Christmas paper savings