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Waitress receives $2k after group refuses to tip

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>A waitress has received over $2,000 from her local community after a group who she served refused to tip in protest about the restaurants COVID-19 policies.</p> <p>Glenbrook Brewery in New Jersey currently has a 90-minute time limit for dining in customers which adheres to the state's COVID-19 rules.</p> <p>The currently policy requires indoor dining to operate at 50 per cent capacity as well as parties or of eight or less dining and all tables being six feet apart.</p> <p>One table didn't like the new rules and refused to tip after their $100 meal, deciding to leave a snarky reply on the receipt instead.</p> <p>"I'm sorry the server gets screwed on this. Don't kick paying customers out after 90 minutes," the receipt reads.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840656/receipt-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/74d2f6c4cc1840d682bc849c8c699dad" /></p> <p>The waitress, Beth, told<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/new-jersey-restaurant-almost-2g-covid-rules" target="_blank"><em>Fox News</em></a><span> </span>said the table "fought back" when she told them their 90-minutes was almost up, asking later to speak to the manager, after they paid, which is when she noticed the note.</p> <p>"Bars and restaurants are operating at 50% so we need to invoke 90 minute table limits to turn tables to keep a constant revenue stream," Jamie Lauren wrote, pointing out the adjustments eateries have been made over the past 12 months., including less wait staff and wearing masks.</p> <p>"We are struggling to make a living after being shut down for months and still aren't operating at full capacity," she continued. "We have adapted the best we can to serve our community. We would all love to be back to "normal" where we don't have to follow so many rules but sadly this is life during the pandemic."</p> <p>Locals have now raised almost $2,500 in response to the note but the waitress has said she'll only take out the money she should've been tipped and is dividing the rest with her co-workers.</p> <p>"It's really lovely what these people did and I just want to do some good with it," Beth said. "It's just really important to do some good with that money because it's – I didn't earn it, so if I can somehow try to reinvest it back into this amazing place, then yeah, that's exactly what we're going to do."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Woolworths shopper's grave warning after $333 mistake

<p>A shopper has warned others about her concerning checkout experience at Woolworths, saying she was left “very disappointed” by the disturbing incident.</p> <p>NSW customer Tania took to Facebook to share her disbelief when she realised, she’d been charged $333 for an item that should have only cost her $17.</p> <p>She said she had only realised the grave error when the checkout attendant told her that her total had come out to nearly $500 for just three bags of groceries.</p> <p>“When I went to pay the cashier said to me that will be $471,” she explained.</p> <p>“My reply was no way those groceries cost that amount. She proceed with yes $471. I again replied no way there is something wrong,” she added.</p> <p>“I was ready to walk away and not pay leaving my groceries behind. She then proceeded to go back through the items.</p> <p>“I noticed straight away a deli item that had scanned at $333 dollars, which should have only been $17.”</p> <p>Tania maintains she should have received the incorrectly scanned item for free, but says she was “ignored”.</p> <p>“I was ignored. I repeated myself several times,” she continued.</p> <p>“Completely ignored as she had no idea what to do or say to me. I proceeded to front desk to raise the issue and was told sorry we have issues with some of the bar codes scanning.</p> <p>“I did not receive item for free, which I thought was a policy Woolworths honours, obviously not. I am just glad I questioned the price and didn’t pay for it without realising at the time.”</p> <p>Tania said it was a “quite stressful” situation for herself and others who were behind her, claiming they were “mortified”.</p> <p>Another Woolies customer took to the comments to reveal that his wife had also been charged $254.74 for three cabanossi sticks, after reading Tania’s posts.</p> <p>“Happened to wife yesterday, got item for free but still waiting for refund,” the shopper wrote, sharing an image of the receipt.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840559/woolworths.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a792223e50a140988f4842678e905e5d" /></p> <p><em>Image: Facebook</em></p> <p>A Woolworths representative has responded to the online post, agreeing Tania should have received the item for free.</p> <p>“We understand that this item should’ve been given to you free of charge,” the representative said.</p> <p>“We spoke to our Store Management team and they advised us that you’re able to receive the item in question free of charge, as per our Scanning Policy.</p> <p>“Next time you shop with us, please see our Store Manager who will be able to sort this out for you.”</p> <p>Woolworths also apologised for the incident, writing: “We take pride in offering our customers a great experience in our stores, and we’re disappointed this wasn’t the case on this occasion.</p> <p>“Technical errors such as this is rare, and we’re looking into what may have caused this. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by this error.”</p>

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Financial strife as coronavirus supplement comes to end

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in">Thousands of people have been left in panic, and risk falling below the poverty line as the coronavirus supplement ends on Wednesday.<br /><br />Left-leaning Australia Institute has conducted research that revealed scrapping the coronavirus supplement and replacing it with a $50 per fortnight increase in the JobSeeker base rate on April 1, is not the right move.<br /><br />The change will mean a $100 per fortnight cut for those currently on the dole.<br /><br />The institute has estimated that 155,000 will be pushed into poverty due to the scheme ending.<br /><br />The institute's senior economist Matt Grudnoff says that changing the government policy measure had the biggest impact on 470,000 Australians who were lifted out of poverty.<br /><br />However, things changed where at the end of September 2020, the supplement was reduced to $250 per fortnight.<br /><br />I’m December it was cut again to $150 per fortnight.<br /><br />"If instead of cutting the coronavirus supplement, the government had instead chosen to restore the full $550 supplement, then half a million Australians would be lifted out of poverty, including 90,000 children," Mr Grudnoff says.<br /><br />He went on to say that the government can choose between sentencing more than a million Australians to living in poverty or choose the more compassionate option.<br /><br />"Or it can make the same choice they made last year and show that Australia is a compassionate country and spare these people that fate," he said.<br /><br />The end of the coronavirus supplement followed just days after the JobKeeper wage subsidy came to an end.<br /><br />The program successfully steered the economy through last year's recession.</div> </div> </div> <div class="post-action-bar-component-wrapper"> <div class="post-actions-component"> <div class="post-context"></div> <div class="upper-row"><span class="like-bar-component"></span> <div class="right-box-container"></div> </div> </div> </div>

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Prince Harry’s first new job since quitting royal family

<p>Prince Harry has officially arrived in California.</p> <p>The Duke of Sussex has joined Silicon Valley startup BetterUp as its chief impact officer, the company revealed to CNN Business of Tuesday.</p> <p>A spokesperson for Harry also confirmed the new role.</p> <p>BetterUp provides mental health services to clients. According to the website, Harry is part of its leadership team, describing him as a "humanitarian, military veteran, mental wellness advocate, and environmentalist."</p> <p>Harry is expected to have input into product strategy decisions and charitable contributions, and also be a mental health advocate the Wall Street Journal reported.</p> <p>BetterUp has refused to disclose how much Harry would be paid.</p> <p>"It's a meaningful and meaty role," CEO Alexi Robichaux told the Wall Street Journal.</p> <p>The prince expanded on his reasons for joining BetterUp in a company blog post, saying he recognised a "shared passion" for helping people in Robichaux.</p> <p>"What caught my attention about BetterUp was that the company's mission to unlock the potential in people everywhere necessitates innovation, impact, and integrity. Their team has been delivering on that work for years," said Harry.</p> <p>Harry also said he had personally benefited from coaching provided by BetterUp.</p> <p>"I've personally found working with a BetterUp coach to be invaluable. I was matched with a truly awesome coach who has given me sound advice and a fresh perspective," Harry said in the blog post.</p>

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Coles set to give away MasterChef cookware

<p>They may be some of the most-used items in the kitchen, but pots and pans are often the last to be replaced.</p> <p>But from March 24, Coles customers will have the chance to score points when they shop that can later be redeemed for new cookware.</p> <p>Shoppers who use FlyBuys will have the opportunity to earn "cookware credits" that can be redeemed for seven different MasterChef cookware items when they spend $20 or more.</p> <p>When shoppers earn 40 credits, they can choose between 20cm, 26cm and 28cm non-stick fry pans, a 24cm casserole dish, 24cm steamer, 24cm stock pot and 18cm saucepan.</p> <p>There is also an option where customers can purchase half the pan with credits and pay the remaining retail price.</p> <p>Coles chief marketing officer Lisa Ronson said the supermarket had decided to run the promotion after the success of its MasterChef knives FlyBuys deal last year.</p> <p>“A lot of pots and pans got a good work out over the past year and there’s plenty of Aussie families who are now much in need of a few replacements,” she said.</p> <p>“Our recent MasterChef knives program was our most popular loyalty program to date with the highest participation rate across Australian households.”</p> <p>Coles ambassador and celebrity chef Luke Mangan gave the MasterChef cookware the tick of approval.</p> <p>“The cookware is made from high quality stainless steel and suitable for all cooktops including induction, and the pans feature a three-layer ceramic coating guaranteed to help customers get the best out of their cooking,” he said.</p>

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Just how much did Princess Diana leave to Prince Harry?

<p>Prince Harry claimed he was financially cut off by the Royal Family when he stepped back from royal duty in 2020.</p> <p>The Duke of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey he and wife Meghan Markle relied on the money he inherited from his mother, Princess Diana.</p> <p>Harry told Oprah: “I’ve got what my mum left me and without that we wouldn’t have been able to do this.</p> <p>“It’s like she saw it coming and she’s been with us through this whole process.”</p> <p>While he did not reveal the amount during the chat, it is understood Harry was left around $11 million when his mother died 23 years ago.</p> <p>On his 30th birthday, the amount increased to $18 million after the original amount was invested and gathered interest.</p> <p>The money came from Diana's divorce from Prince Charles, as well as shares, jewellery, cash and other personal items.</p> <p>Harry and Meghan have also scored lucrative deals with Spotify and Netflix, and Harry received a multimillion-dollar inheritance from his great-grandmother the Queen Mother.</p> <p>Meghan also earned approximately $9 million for her stint on the American legal drama<span> </span><em>Suits</em>, and other side projects.</p> <p>Diana, Princess of Wales, also left $11 million to her other son Prince William.</p> <p>Diana had an estimated net worth of about $41 million when she died in 1997.</p> <p>Much of that came from the settlement she received from divorcing Prince Charles.</p>

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Melissa Caddick's hidden millions

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>The long-awaited report into Sydney conwoman Melissa Caddick's financial affairs has revealed she allegedly misappropriated 25 million of investors' funds.</p> <p>However, the report has been met with disappointment from investors, saying that "nothing's been answered".</p> <p>“It doesn’t reveal a lot we don’t already know,” said one person owed a considerable amount of money by Ms Caddick to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/melissa-caddick-s-missing-25m-report-reveals-scale-of-lost-funds-20210303-p577ju.html" target="_blank"><em>The Sydney Morning Herald</em></a>.</p> <p>“The report is so heavily-redacted it’s hard to make any sense of it,” said another who added that “it doesn’t say where the money’s gone."</p> <p>The report had two parts, the first part diving into Caddick's financial affairs and the second part investigating her company Maliver.</p> <p>According to the report, Caddick would use Maliver as a money-laundering vehicle.</p> <p>“Money went in [to the company] and then money went out,” said one of the investors.</p> <p>The report comes as the search for Caddick enters a crucial phase with NSW Police divers preparing to search waters near her home in Dover Heights.</p> <p>Several theories have emerged around Caddick's death, with many thinking she is still alive.</p> <p>Police have not currently ruled out foul play or that she took her own life.</p> <p>Corporate watchdog ASIC has said that it remains a priority to retrieve funds for investors, with a two-day hearing taking place next month.</p> <p><em>Photo credits:<span> </span></em><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-03/nsw-police-divers-suspend-search-for-melissa-caddick-remains/13210394" target="_blank">ABC</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div>

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Woman’s unbelievable $357k discovery

<p><span>A woman cannot believe her luck after she found what is believed to be a piece of expensive ambergris washed up near her beach house.</span><br /><br /><span>Siriporn Niamrin, 49, revealed she was walking along the sand after a rainstorm when she noticed the bizarre mass in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thailand, on February 23.</span><br /><br /><span>Ms Niamrin investigated the substance and found it had a fishy smell.</span><br /><br /><span>She dragged it back to her house about 500 metres away in hopes that it could be something she could sell.</span><br /><br /><span>The woman asked her neighbours for help and was shocked when they informed her that it could be ambergris, also known as whale vomit.</span><br /><br /><span>Ambergris is a result of sperm whales bile ducts in the gastrointestinal tract making secretions to ease the passage of large or sharp objects.</span><br /><br /><span>The whale vomits the mucilage, which solidifies and floats on the surface of the ocean.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840103/daily-13.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/be514a4bab2f46bba0bbea982437552f" /></p> <p><em>Image: ViralPress</em><br /><br /><span>The solid chunk has a terrible smell at first but after the mucilage dries out, it develops a sweet and fragrance that lasts a long time – making it a deeply sought-after ingredient in the perfume industry.</span><br /><br /><span>They are now waiting for experts to visit her house to confirm that the lump is genuine ambergris.</span><br /><br /><span>The oval-shaped lump weighed in at 7kg and was around 30cms wide and 60cms long.</span><br /><br /><span>The weight gives the chunk of ambergris an estimated value of around A$357,000, based on previous sales.</span><br /><br /><span>"If I really have the genuine ambergris, I can help my community once I find a buyer for it," Siriporn said.</span><br /><br /><span>"I feel lucky to have found such a large piece. I hope it will bring me money.</span><br /><br /><span>"I'm keeping it safe in my house and I have asked the local council to visit to check it."</span></p>

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Just stop it: Mum slams ALDI shoppers' “unacceptable” habit

<p><span>An ALDI customer took to Facebook to slam fellow shoppers as she spotted a major mess in the shelves.</span><br /><br /><span>“I don’t know what kind of human did this,” the frustrated mother wrote in the ALDI Mum’s Facebook page, and added two photos to show the “upsetting” scene.</span><br /><br /><span>The pictures showed a pile of boxes of glad wrap ripped open and the cling film unravelled, along with boxes of ziploc bags that had been opened with bags removed from each packet.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840080/daily-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/9b9997c9c2194f7e8ce5efcd04c8affd" /><br /><br /><span>“What did they expect to see from cling wrap boxes til they had to rip it apart and also why open the sandwich bag boxes as the measurements are written on the packaging,” she said.</span><br /><br /><span>“They didn’t think what they did cost Aldi and the employee time and money.”</span><br /><br /><span>A number of other shoppers took to the comments to share what they themselves had witnessed as a result of horrible shopping habits.</span><br /><br /><span>“Someone had ripped open a tv the other day, why?” one user wrote.</span><br /><br /><span>Another person commented: “I’ve seen women ripping tags off bags (that didn't hinder opening them to look inside) or yanking stuff out of boxes that's clearly marked on the outside. It's especially bad on special buys days and nothing seems to be off limits.”</span><br /><br /><span>"It seems to be an ALDI culture. I don’t see this at other stores but always at ALDI," a third shopper wrote.</span><br /><br /><span>Other people revealed they had bought items and taken them home only to find parts were missing.</span><br /><br /><span>"They still have a heap of reusable nappies and swimmers which I would buy BUT the parents have opened every single box and they’re all over the place," one person said.</span><br /><br /><span>"What s***s me, is when the morons rip open boxes or packs, then they put it back and get an unopened undamaged pack!" a second shopper wrote.</span></p>

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Be prepared for a second rate rise in just six months

<p>If you thought you’d done well to escape the worst of 2020’s annual private health insurance rate rise, think again. Premiums are increasing at the start of April - just six months after insurers last put their prices up.</p> <p>Health fund premiums will be rising by an average of 2.74% in 2021*, but when you combine this with October’s average, it’s actually a 5.66% increase for most households over six months. Ouch.</p> <p>So how do you keep your health insurance affordable while still making sure you’re covered for everything you need? It’s simple: compare and if you get a better deal, switch.</p> <p><strong>How much does loyalty cost to your health insurer?</strong></p> <p>Staying loyal to the same health fund could really cost you. Let’s use an example.</p> <p>In 2016, the average health insurance premium rose by 5.59%. Let’s say a family was paying $4,500 a year for combined hospital and extras cover.</p> <p>Now let’s assume that the family didn’t switch cover and had the average annual rate rise applied every year, including April’s 2.74% average increase. They’d be paying $5362.09 on the same policy. <strong>That’s an extra $862 since they took out the policy.</strong></p> <p>Not sure how much your premium could go up by? Use <a rel="noopener" href="https://healthinsurancecomparison.com.au/form/step1/?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=partner&amp;utm_campaign=hic-march-rate-rise-v4&amp;utm_content=article&amp;utm_term=cta" target="_blank">our calculator</a> to work out your insurer’s average premium increase.</p> <p><strong>It's easy to get a better deal</strong></p> <p>It’s surprisingly easy to ignore your health insurance and end up overpaying by hundreds of dollars.</p> <p><a rel="noopener" href="https://healthinsurancecomparison.com.au/form/step1/?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=partner&amp;utm_campaign=hic-march-rate-rise-v4&amp;utm_content=article&amp;utm_term=cta" target="_blank">Health Insurance Comparison’s</a> CEO Andrew Davis says that there’s some demographics who are sometimes hit harder than others:</p> <p>“We’ve found that older Australians are especially vulnerable to falling victim to the common health insurance traps like staying on an outdated policy, being talked into a higher level of cover, and fund loyalty incentives.”</p> <p>Fortunately thousands of smart Aussies have already beat the system by switching with <a rel="noopener" href="https://healthinsurancecomparison.com.au/form/step1/?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=partner&amp;utm_campaign=hic-march-rate-rise-v4&amp;utm_content=article&amp;utm_term=cta" target="_blank">Health Insurance Comparison.</a> You can join them too in just a few clicks and beat the health insurers at their own game.</p> <p><em>Disclaimer</em></p> <p><em><span>This article is opinion only and should not be taken as medical or financial advice. Check with a financial professional before making any decisions.</span></em></p> <p><em>References</em></p> <p><em><span>*Department of Health, </span></em><span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/privatehealth-average-premium-round/?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=partner&amp;utm_campaign=hic-march-rate-rise-v4&amp;utm_content=article&amp;utm_term=cta" target="_blank"><em>Average annual premium price change by insurer</em></a><em>, December 2020</em></span></p> <p><strong><em>This is a sponsored article produced in partnership with <a rel="noopener" href="https://healthinsurancecomparison.com.au/form/step1/?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=partner&amp;utm_campaign=hic-march-rate-rise-v4&amp;utm_content=article&amp;utm_term=cta" target="_blank">Health Insurance Comparison</a>.</em></strong></p>

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"Stark but not surprising": Qantas CEO reveals staggering loss

<p><span>Qantas has announced they have had a $1.08 billion half-year loss, following their dramatic $6.9 billion plunge in revenue due to restrictive travel bans and rules.</span><br /><br /><span>The net loss before tax was $1.47 billion, however the airline will be able to offset part of that against future tax bills.</span><br /><br /><span>"These figures are stark but not surprising," Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said.</span><br /><br /><span>"During the half we saw the second wave in Victoria and the strictest domestic travel restrictions since the pandemic began. Virtually all of our international flying and 70 per cent of domestic flying stopped, and with it went three-quarters of our revenue."</span><br /><br /><span>The airline remains hopeful and said they still have $4.2 billion in available cash to keep going until Australia's international border reopens and domestic travel ramps up to more normal levels.</span><br /><br /><span>Qantas is currently expecting international travel to resume more broadly at the end of October.</span><br /><br /><span>They have started selling tickets to the UK or US for travel as early as July.</span><br /><br /><span>The airline is hopeful of a "material increase" in trans-Tasman flying.</span><br /><br /><span>Unfortunately there has been a COVID-19 outbreak in Auckland that has seen several states already reimpose quarantine restrictions on New Zealand arrivals.</span><br /><br /><span>Qantas is hoping to have 60 per cent of pre-COVID domestic capacity by the end of March and 80 per cent by the end of June.</span><br /><br /><span>The airline is currently running at just 8 per cent of international capacity.</span><br /><br /><span>They are doing this through trans-Tasman and repatriation flights.</span></p>

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ALDI shopper's fury after jaw-dropping find

<p>An ALDI customer has spoken of her frustration after discovering large amounts of produce "dumped" in the supermarket skip bins at the back of her local store.</p> <p>Taking to Facebook, shopper Danielle shared images that show bags of potatoes, tomatoes, bread and other fresh fruit and vegetables in the waste units.</p> <p>She also took photos of meat, eggs, pet food, cheese, small goods and other popular buys taken in a household kitchen, but apparently ripped straight from the bins as well.</p> <p>To the naked eye, most of the produce appears to be intact and fit to eat.</p> <p>“How about you pay attention instead to what’s going out your back dock and into the bins. Look at this!” said Danielle in her post, tagging in<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.facebook.com/ALDI.Australia/" target="_blank">ALDI Australia</a>.</p> <p>“Perfectly good food dumped by you EVERY SINGLE DAY. How much is that costing you?”</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:373.6842105263158px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840023/screen-shot-2021-02-24-at-103713-am.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/099458e64bc345cb9c173386529a61d4" /></p> <p>Danielle's post sparked furious reactions from commenters, with one saying she was "literally shocked".</p> <p>An<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.aldi.com.au/" target="_blank">ALDI</a><span> </span>spokesperson has told<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://7news.com.au/" target="_blank">7NEWS.com.au</a><span> </span>that the supermarket “actively” donates to food rescue groups and only disposes of foods that are ‘inconsumable’ and pose a health risk.</p> <p>“We have a number of processes and policies in place to ensure that very few products on our shelves end up as waste,” the spokesperson said.</p> <p>“Every ALDI store in Australia is linked to one or more food rescue partners including OzHarvest, Foodbank and SecondBite and in 2020 alone, we donated over 10 million meals to charity partners and more than 66,000kg of non-food items.</p> <p>“We will only discard product from our stores should it be unsuitable for sale or donation.</p> <p>“While we actively donate to food rescue organisations, our partners have an obligation to provide their communities with food that is still of a high standard and, as such, are sometimes unable to take foods that are inconsumable or considered a high risk, such as meat, eggs and produce.”</p> <p>One Facebook user had another environmentally-friendly suggestion to combat food waste.</p> <p>“I guess that legislation, put in place to ensure our collective well-being, forces some of this supermarket behaviour (to change),” she wrote.</p> <p>“Perhaps enrolment in a food to compost program might at least recycle that deemed unfit for human consumption.”</p>

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ALDI shopper shares trolley hack that'll leave you $5 richer

<p>Aussie bargain hunter and Youtuber Frugal Aussie has shared a trick that'll help you score some quick cash if you're shopping at ALDI.</p> <p>She posted a video about how she collected $5 in just 15 minutes.</p> <div class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe class="embed-responsive-item" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VG-KurE9TXY"></iframe></div> <div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Natalie, who runs Frugal Aussie, said that the trick is to look for ALDI trolleys around the supermarket carpack that haven't been returned to the trolley area.</p> <p>As ALDI trolleys require a gold coin or ALDI token to use, it means you can check and see if anything has been left behind.</p> <p>“Fifteen minutes work, I had $5 in my hand,” Natalie said in the video.</p> <p>“When I heard about this hack from the UK I was sceptical but I tried ALDI which was great.</p> <p>“I found trolleys with a baby cot in them the best and trolleys a long way from the store.</p> <p>“I guess people just can’t be bothered returning their trolley.”</p> <p>Natalie said it's a great way for people to make extra cash, as some people can find $20 a day.</p> <p>“Apparently people use this as a cash side hustle and some pensioners made about $20 a day to supplement their income,” she said in the video.</p> <p>“Some days you make a bit, some days you don’t.”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Here's how to get free money from Coles

<p>Coles will discount its prepaid MasterCard gift cards by 10 per cent from Wednesday, essentially giving customers money for free.</p> <p>The supermarket giant will apply the promotion to its $50, $100 and $250 gift cards from Wednesday 10 February to Tuesday 16 February.</p> <p>The discounts also apply to the purchase fee which is $5 for $50 and $100 cards, and $7 for $250 cards.</p> <p>On a $250 Coles Mastercard gift card, plus its associated $7 purchase fee, the total comes to $231.30, meaning customers effectively get $18.70 for nothing. Customers can purchase up to five gift cards, meaning if someone were to buy five $250 cards, they'd save $93.50.</p> <p>“After a summer of spending, we know that our customers are looking for extra value in everything they buy and this is the ultimate way we can help them save on their everyday purchases,” Coles general manager of non-food Jonathan Torr said.</p> <p>“It’s very simple to purchase a Coles Mastercard Gift Card and take advantage of this special, you just need to buy it in store.”</p> <p>Coles revealed this is the first time in retail history that a retail Mastercard has been discounted. While Myer as run promotions in the past where shoppers are offered a bonus $10 gift card for every $100 spent on gift cards, the Mastercard promotion isn't limited to a certain store.</p> <p>“Coles Mastercard Gift Cards are accepted anywhere that accepts Mastercard so the possibilities on what and where customers can save with this special are endless,” Torr added.</p> <p>Shoppers have been urged to come in quick as it's only while stocks last.</p>

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