Discounts Discount and Discounts!

 

WOOLWORTHS (AUSTRALIA)

Woolworths is currently pushing customers to use the online shopping system. I know, I know. If you’re anything like me, I know it sounds weird that someone from woolworths goes around the store and gets the stuff you need and then delivers it to your home. I prefer the traditional old method of going out and picking what I want BUT I guess the benefit of online shopping is that you won’t be enticed to buy random stuff from the supermarket which you thought you need or wanted to eat but you actually didn’t so it becomes a waste of money. Currently woolworths is offering $15 off the first shop for new customers and onto of that free delivery if you spend over $150. Now, for me personally $150 is A LOT of money to spend on groceries but who knows, there might be one of you’s out there who can afford it so the discount code to type in to receive the $15 off and possible free delivery if you spend over $150 is below:

Code:      AA1216         (this deal expires on the 31st of January 2017)

 

UBER EATS

This is a relatively new thing that has just come about to Australia; UBER EATS. How great is the idea of someone delivery whatever food you’re craving to your doorstep. Personally I have not tried this service because at the moment they seem to only offer it in the major big cities like Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane (poor me). I can’t wait for them  to offer it to other parts of the country but hearing from other friends that live in the big cities and have fortunately been able to use UBER EATS, its apparently quite good. At the moment, UBER EATS is currently offering a $10 discount off for new customers so if you haven’t tried, here is an incentive to try (plus you don’t have to go anywhere to get your food)

Code:        STUDENTEDGE10

 

Microsoft Office 365

With everything becoming technology orientated today, we all need a computer to do our studies (especially university students). Now, if you’re a poor, broke ass student like me then having microsoft office is essential and can actually be a very expensive necessity. Luckily I was able to find that microsoft offered FREE microsoft office 365 software (yes free!) for college/university students!!!! DUN DUN DUNNNNNNN!!! AMAZING! All you have to do is type in your college/university email address to see if you’re eligible and if you are they give you a download link which enables you to install microsoft office 365 and if you’re just about to graduate you can also get 50% off their subscription which is I guess better than nothing.

USA Code:       https://products.office.com/en-us/student?ms.officeurl=getoffice365

AUS Code:       https://products.office.com/en-au/student?ms.officeurl=getoffice365

 

CLOTHING/FASHION

Finally, my favourite discounts I was able to scavenge are listed below so enjoy 🙂

20% off GLOBE:                  STEDGE                             https://www.globebrand.com/au/

15% off online ALLY:         STUDENTEDGE15           https://www.allyfashion.com/shop/

10% off DIISH BOUTIQUE:        SEJAZ                        http://www.dissh.com.au

10% off CITYBEACH:         UNI8G9E3X                       https://www.citybeach.com.au

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Honey Soy Chicken Salad

Hello Cheapskates!

Recently I have been “trying” to eat more healthy foods however its a big challenge for me because I really really really really love my food. Seriously, me and food is like the greatest love story of all time (hahaha). So I decided to combine my all time favourite recipes of easy peasy honey chicken and of course salad (everything is healthier with salad right?). Well here goes nothing! Give this a go (its fool proof for even people like me!)

Ingredients (Serves up to 4 people)

  • 1kg of chicken wings/ chicken thigh (juiciest) or chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 cup of soy sauce
  • 2cloves of crushed garlic
  • Lettuce
  • tomato
  • cucumber

You can have any salad you like depending on your budget or what is in season for you

Steps

  1. Put the chicken in a large ziplock bag and simply add the honey, soy sauce and garlic
  2. Mix it well until all chicken is relatively coated
  3. Leave in the fridge to marinade for a minimum of 2 hours or if you’re like me, I usually prepare this for the next day/dinner for maximum taste 😛
  4. Once marinated, line a sheet of baking paper on a baking tray and preheat oven to 180-200 degrees celsius
  5. Put the chicken on the baking tray and put in the oven for about 40mins (make sure you check and make sure the chicken doesn’t turn black)
  6. To be safe, take one chicken out too see if it has cooked all the way through, if not, continue cooking until cooked through. If you’re worried about it burning/overcooking you can put some aluminium foil over the top so it doesn’t burn
  7. Once cooked, begin to prepare your salad. Slice up the lettuce, tomato and cucumber and arrange it to please you 🙂
  8. Now place the chicken on top of the salad

Bonappetite!

 

***Fresh vegetables can be expensive to buy especially on a student budget however, I believe it is important to include into your diet. Going to your normal supermarket can actually be more expensive which may deter you from using fresh ingredients BUT I have been fortunate enough to find my own local fruit and vegetable store which was considerably cheaper than supermarket giants. I was able to buy the 2 lettuces for $2, a packet of tomatoes for $2 and a cucumber for $1!!!!!!. I keep them in an air tight container or ziplock bag to last the week and use them to also make sandwiches for lunch! I recommend you to buy fresh vegetables and fruits from your locals to save a couple of bucks 🙂

Good Luck my fellow Cheapskates!

Garlic and shrimp/prawn Scampi

Hello there, you look hungry! Don’t worry I have a recipe for you that is able to serve 4 people (or 1 very hungry person: no judgement)! I present to you, the Garlic and shrimp/prawn Scampi pasta! Now being a student, pasta is basically a essential staple of food in my life because 1) its cheap 2) its easy to cook and 3)you can make a variety of different flavours. So if you want to try something new, I highly suggest you give this a go! Have fun and happy eating 🙂

Ingredients

  • 250grams of Spaghetti
  • 600grams of raw prawns/shrimp
  • 4 cloves of garlic (more if you really like garlic)
  • 2 tablespoon of Extra virgin olive oil (normal olive oil is fine also)
  • 1/2 cup of dry white wine or broth (chicken or fish tastes nice)
  • 2 tablespoon of butter
  • salt and pepper

Optional: chopped parsley and lemon juice to squeeze on top once meal is completed

Steps

  1. Heat a pot of water and boil spaghetti according to packet intructions
  2. Peel the prawns and de-vein them
  3. Heat a pan with butter and oil to melt
  4. Cut the garlic into fine pieces (or use a garlic crusher) and sauté in pan until lightly browned
  5. Add the wine or broth and allow it to simmer for about 2mins
  6. Add the prawns/shrimps and cook until they have turned pink
  7. Once spaghetti has cooked, drain them well and add them to the pan to stir through
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  9. Serve and eat!

 

*NOTE: You can buy the ingredients from Coles Australia as they are currently on special*
From Wed 18 Jan – Tue 24 Jan 2017 the following are on special:

-MSC Raw Banana Prawn $18 per kilo
-Barilla Pasta $1.90 each (however you can also get home brand to save more money)
-Devondale blend butter $4 (500g)
-4 pack of garlic $2.50 OR buy the bottle pre-minced garlic that you can keep in your fridge for longer at $1.42

-You can also buy garlic bread on special to go with this meal:
La Famiglia Garlic Bread 400g for $4 OR buy the coles brand garlic bread for $1.90

Dominos

pizza-3Do you ever have one of those days that just hits you in the face and then you get home super hungry but don’t have the energy to cook? Well, my friends if you’re like me then pizza is your friend. Dominos actually has some really good deals at the moment. No no, not just those cheap $5 pizzas but you can get fancy ones too without paying full price! Here are some coupon codes to put in when ordering online (AUSTRALIA):

30% of Mogul Pizza:        315818

Any 3 pizzas and 2 sides:        645552

Two sides for $6:      359962

Those were the ones I used and worked perfectly for me 🙂 Now go order your pizza, sit back and relax!