1. Would you like some basic tips that make parenting easier?
Did you know that you can order 1 copy of the ‘Raising Children’ DVD for a limited time at no cost, courtesy of the Australian Government?
It’s a comprehensive DVD that can help you make the best of the first weeks, months and years of your child’s life. The Raising Children DVD is packed with all the basics about your newborn, baby and child — what they need and what makes them tick. http://raisingchildren.net.au/order_the_dvd/order_the_dvd.html
NB This DVD special was found on the ozbargain site listed below. More offers available there too! http://www.ozbargain.com.au/
Such as a:
2. Bargain Photo book
20 Page Photobook from Snapfish for $4.95 delivered!
Upload your photos, create your own photobook, and have it printed and delivered all for $4.95 including delivery! Just apply the code when you check out.
3. Free Disney DVD
Free DVD sample from Disney Channel
Sample some of the award-winning popular programs on Playhouse Disney Channel including:
· My friends Tigger and Pooh
· Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
· Little Einsteins
· Higglytown Heroes
4. Factory outlets:
You should know all these hot spots already, but just in case you don’t:
Brand Smart Factory Mall
Over 48 factory outlet stores under one roof, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Jigsaw and many more. Found at 286 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Bridge Road, Richmond
Bridge Road and is always buzzing with bargain hungry shoppers overloaded with bags full of shoes, clothing accessories and gifts. Some of Melbourne's most successful retail stores have their warehouses on Bridge Road, selling the latest fashion items at clearance prices. In between the fashion stores you'll also find some great cafes.
Smith Street, Collingwood
The vibe is wildly-alternative-meets-eager-young-professionals and the shops are full of grungy, earthy bargains with the occasional gem. Many of the major outdoor clothing brands have factory outlets here including Kathmandu, Nike, Mountain Design and Adidas.
Direct Factory Outlets
Melbourne's largest collection of outlet stores offering a huge range of Australia's top brands.
Grange Road, Cheltenham
5. Free ticket to Children’s Expo
Click through to request a FREE ticket to the 2007 pregnancy, babies & children’s expo. This is a saving of $16 per adult, which you will pay at the door if you don't request your free ticket now! Click on the city of your preference and then click on the 'free ticket' green icon to print out your ticket. The expo date in Melbourne is:
19 to 21 October 2007
5. Websites, Websites, Websites!
A site dedicated to reporting ‘sales’
Free samples and offers.
Become a member of the Huggies Club and they will provide you with access to their many member exclusive promotions and competitions.
White Hat has the most comprehensive listing of markets in Victoria and has thousands of visitors a day.
7. Bargain Shoppers Guide
Love to shop? Love a bargain? Then grab a copy of the Bargain Shoppers Guide to Melbourne 2007! Packed full of chic but cheap fashion, the new-look directory makes bargain hunting a breeze. Covering every possible bargain - from furniture to films -the Bargain Shoppers Guide to Melbourne takes you to the best outlets, markets, shops and venues that Melbourne has to offer. Shopping should be accessible, affordable and enjoyable — and the Bargain Shoppers Guide has it all!
8. Retail Therapy
ABC Bitz for Kidz (new & preloved)
278 Canterbury Rd, Surrey Hills, 3127 ph: (03) 9830 7222
Baby Second Heaven (new & preloved)
110-112 Walker St, Dandenong, 3175 ph: (03) 9769 2366
Bouncing Back Nursery Furniture (new & preloved)
2a Mill St, Hampton, 3188 ph: (03) 9521 0892
Bayside Baby Bargains (new & preloved)
428 Nepean Hwy, Frankston, 3199 ph: (03) 9781 2566
Belle Olive Baby (preloved)
Shop 3, 1448 - 1451 Point Nepean Rd, Rosebud, 3939 ph: (03) 5982 3555
The Kids Weecycle Warehouse (new & preloved)
Shop 3, 35 Drysdale Rd, Warrandyte, 3113 ph: (03) 9844 3484
Hand Me Downs (new & preloved)
383 Forest Rd, The Basin, 3154 ph: (03) 9761 2855
Hushabye (new but you can bargain!)
158 Cheltenham Rd, Dandenong, 3175 ph: (03) 9769 2016
Kids Stuff (new & preloved)
242 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East, 3123 ph: (03) 9813 1016
Little Groovers (new & preloved)
688 Mountain Hwy, Bayswater, 3153 ph: (03) 9720 4409
Little Wonders Baby Shop (new & preloved)
1/36 Station St, Cranbourne, 3977 ph: (03) 5995 3464
Pip Squeakz Recycle (new & preloved)
8-10 York Rd, Mt Evelyn, 3796 ph: (03) 9736 2211
Round N Round (preloved)
151 Mt Pleasant Rd, Nundawading, 3131 ph: (03) 9877 2007
You can buy online or contact them to arrange an appointment to view their current stock.
Round N Round is a home-based business, so appointment times are available 7 days a week and after hours appointments are most welcome.
Payment method: Cash only.
BABY & KIDS MARKET
* Pre-loved, designer & high quality items
* See website for monthly dates/locations
ELTHAM TOY LIBRARY TOY & BABY GOODS - 50+ indoor stalls of pre-loved bargains. Sat 15th Sept. 9am-12Noon. Community & Reception Centre, 801 Main Rd, Eltham. Stall enqs Heather 9444 8182
MUNCHKIN MARKETS –New & Pre-loved
Baby/Kids Goods. Bargains Galore! 55+ Stalls
10am-1pm, Indoors, Free Kids Activities
Sun Oct 21 - Maribyrnong
Sun Nov 25 - Waverley Gardens
Enq: 9870-6690 or 0414 246 054
ROUNDABOUT CHILDRENS MARKET
16th September and 25th November
Ukrainian House, Russell St. Essendon(28 G4)
9am-12pm. All indoors. Free Kids Art corner.
Free door raffle. Great quality children’s goods at bargain prices. Pre-loved, handmade & wholesale. Enq Kath 9408 0352 or 0438 149 448
Peninsula Baby Markets.
MORNINGTON RACECOURSE - SUNDAY 21ST OCT. 9.00AM -1.00PM
Admission is $2.00 for adults and kids get in for free.
SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER - PAKENHAM RACECOURSE -10 -2PM
DECEMBER MAKET AT MORNINGTON TBA SHORTLY
10. Shop in Hong Kong!
My shopping experience in Hong Kong was really only cut short due to the lack of suitcase space remaining. There are markets selling all manner of goods – handbags, watches, fake designer wear, souvenirs and loads of cheap kids clothes. Stanley Market on Hong Kong’s South side is a must-see on the tourist trail as well as the bargains to be had at Ladies’ market in Mong Kok.