Sites for Bargain Searching

As requested, the sites I use for bargain hunting. Probably a couple missing but I'd say this is 97% of it.

First off, an Amazon classic Camelcamelcamel. Main setup: categories: Electronics, Drop Type: Biggest relative (%)

Of course OzBargain for the odd deal that can be sent over to New Zealand

For the latest sale catalogues, I use Sale Finder, & My Catalogue

Every 12pm I check Mighty Ape daily deals. Nothing too crazy but now and then they have something decent that disappears fast.

These next three are my favourites
  • PriceSpy Daily Deals organised by 'Price Drop'. A great site in general for checking price history.

  • PriceMe Deals for different items and stores not covered by PriceSpy. Sometimes their prices are out but combined with Price Spy it's a good combo.

  • Amazon Today's Deals checked at 7pm. Deals are mostly on items that aren't worth the shipping hassle, but now and then they have a goody

EB Games organised by price. Now and then a good game or cup pops up at $1.

TopBargains AU which I mainly use for clothing deals. Surfstich is decent.

N3 Facebook Page for any random promo codes they might throw up.
Same with CSC Buying Group. I have these two bookmarked just for the heck of it. Forget they're there.

Hot UK Deals for things that might slip through the cracks on other websites. Deals posted quite often like OzBargain.

Reddit Games Deals. Instead of checking 3 or 4 sites I just use this one page.

My newest bookmark, Slick Deals just to see what deals are going on in U.S.A.

Outside of that, I check certain websites when I get bored. SmithCity, Computer Lounge, Extreme PC, Play Tech, and The Market (sales). If I'm really flat out with procrastination, I'll start searching for 'staff codes NZ' and every now and then (Torpedo 7) something good pops up.

Feel free to comment below with sites you use that I haven't listed here.

Comments

  • +4 votes

    GOAT bargain hunter Wakrak.

    Haha cheers for this!

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      seconded. really good list here fellas.

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    You're awesome - thanks!!

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    Another one for the list, been going on for a while and sometimes there are some good things occasionally

    https://www.pbtech.co.nz/promotions/daily-steal-at-pbtech

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    Use code NZOIA @ Earth Sea Sky for 25% off including gift cards.

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    This site 'Fashion Lane' for clothing deals is real good

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      Hi Wakrak. Do you know of an updated hospitality code for Torpedo7? Thanks

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        They updated their website with a new code, but it's invalid. Tried using it last night but it kept coming up with 'expired'.
        I'll keep an eye on it though to see if they update their website anytime soon.

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          That's what I thought too. I'll do the same. Cheers mate

          • +1 vote

            @wowbigdeal: Hey I just try the code HNZ20101112 and it actually working

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              @Geoffgo: Hi Geoffgo, this code was expired. Do you have the new code please? Thanks

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                @mike29: https://www.hospitality.org.nz/s/community-content/a0m7F0000...

                Seems as though the code has expired at the end of 2020 but is still present on the hospitality website. Hopefully someone from hospitalityNZ will chase T7 about it.

                • +1 vote

                  @Volks: HNZ2021123

                  Looks like they just updated

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                    @Volks: New code saying "sorry this coupon is unavailble"
                    this was for a T7 Branded bike rack, couldn't be bothered trying anything else

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                      @manual0103: I think it doesn't work if you're logged into your account.

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                      @manual0103: Yeah Stoic seems to be correct. Have to use logged out. I tested it on the Volt Towball rack; $559 as a club member, $364.63 shipped with the code (logged out).

                      • +1 vote

                        @Wakrak: Yeah the annoying thing is that you can no longer get free shipping with the code as you can't be logged into your account. I'm hesitant to use pick up haha.

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                          @Stoic: I have been using it for the last couple of weeks on small items. No need to prove you are a Hospitality member. In fact when I wanted to change the size of gloves I ordered they simply gave me a refund and asked me what I code I used (the staff at the store couldn't tell what code I had used). I just told them Hospitality NZ and they said sweet and gave me the same glove but different size.

                          The discount you get typically gives you a drastically lower price so even if you pay $7 for shipping i'd say it's worth it.

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                            @Volks: I really want to use it for some new ski boots & Torpedo 7 offer free boot fitting if you purchase boots from them. Do you think I’d need to prove anything other than an invoice when I go in for the fitting? Random question, just gauging thoughts.

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                              @NZSkiBum: I really don't think you will be asked for ID mate.

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          If anyone is wondering about click and collect. I used the code and collected from the store. The receipt has no code written on it. Just says online order. The prices for the items were just the total divided by the items. Hopefully this helps for those wondering about delivery.

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        For Torpedo7..Family and Friends Sale Up to 50% off.

        Code: FAMILYFEB21

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      Why is it nz site with aud price

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        Depends on store location.

  • +1 vote

    For the latest sale catalogues; I've switched My Catalogue out for Tiendeo

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    Investor discount codes for Sustainable.org. Nothing amazing

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    Does anyone have an online discount code for Macpac? I know DOC workers get 44% of all items in store but unsure if there is a simple online code for this.

  • +9 votes

    In Noel Leeming, go to your account, go to Membership Details, Type in CSC Group & then CSCBD Premium & then select any organization to get good discount there.

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      Does this get you store discount or selected items only? TIA

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        Selected items only but most products will have some form of discount exl Apple.

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          Found the T&Cs. Pretty standard by the look of things.

          Offer does not apply to any Noel Leeming Gift Card purchases, Tech Solutions Service Fees, extended warranties, laybys,
          delivery fees, all Apple products (including iPhone), Gaming consoles and bundles, iTunes cards, mobile phone top up cards, bonus, free or half price items. Standard Fly Buys points consists of 1 standard point for every $50 you spend at Noel Leeming. You must present your CSC Membership to be eligible for the discount.

          • +1 vote

            @Wakrak: I have been using it for online purchases both delivered & click/collect never been prompted for an ID. i think that only applies for instore purchases. πŸ‘

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              @wellydeal: same here. I bought my home appliances that way… they even threw in some freebies instore on top of it after negotiating with them.

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      πŸ‘ Nice one. Some decent discounts on TVs

    • +2 votes

      I have 2 accounts one with premium, and one with CSCBD Main, and I have found the main one tending to give slightly better discounts over the premium one.
      TLDR: activated premium from your post, but then looked into CSC and signed the company I work for up for it (its free) and they gave the same steps except to use the CSC Main, and on another Noels account I did their method but I was getting better prices on Tvs and a few other items, Obviously I couldnt be bothered Looking at everything via 2 accounts.

      I just thought this was worth a mention, and b3ecause the CSC main one is legit, I can claim instore without any worries.

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    I clicked on the torpedo7 hospitality link above, and it now asks you to sign in :( this one

  • +1 vote

    Another site I've been using lately is: https://www.mydealz.de/

  • +7 votes

    Torpedo7 code is now: HNZ2021321

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      Thanks. Just noticed the old one stopped working.

  • +1 vote

    Thought I'd highlight a couple of deals associated with the hospitality code above.

    Torpedo7 lantern, $83.99 down to $24
    - thanks to felixfurtak

    Mens short sleeve graphic tee $39.99 down to $13 approx.

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      Got that Lantern about a year ago, excellent

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    If you happen to be in Queenstown this last week of May:

    Canyon Swing / code: IBUILDSTUFF
    Solo - $150pp including photos video - save $179
    Tandem - $280 ($140pp) including photos & video - save $258

    Ice Bar / code: CCG2021
    $25 entry + cocktail

  • +1 vote

    Found some great sites for finding PS / XBOX deals.

    PlayStation

    XBOX

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    Athletics NZ discount codes.

    15% off the base rate for car hire Hertz
    20% discount on accommodation at Millennium Hotels and Resorts
    15% off Sports Distributors Ltd
    20% off Salming footwear and others.

    Haven't tested. I can post up more codes like this if people want em.

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    CSC link for cheaper accommodation @ awaytogo.co.nz

    2 night stay Kingsgate hotel + breakfast + $20 food/drink voucher = $219

    20% off Millennium daily room rate at Millennium hotels

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    For you NL CSC members out there, just figured out that the NL app is a great way to find CSC deals such as this Endeavour Hard shell 11.6” bag for $12.09

    Customisable frame for Samsung Frame TV now $1.33.

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      How do you normally use the app to search for deals? Just under 'hot deals' and filter via 'lowest price' first? Cheers

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        Go through each category and sort by lowest to highest price.

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          Which csc group have you selected please?

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            @offroad: I have two accounts - 1x premium, x1 main. Easiest way to go about it I reckon.

            I tend to use Cscbg Main the most.

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    Nintendo switch NZ deals

  • +7 votes

    My #1 tip for deal hunting - use wildcards, spaces and NULLs when searching. Primarily:
    *
    %
    [space]
    NULL

    What is a wildcard? A wildcard character is a kind of placeholder represented by a single character, such as an asterisk, which can be interpreted as a number of literal characters or an empty string. It is often used in file searches so the full name need not be typed.

    How can this be used? Some examples below.
    1) Head over to www.noelleeming.co.nz, put a space in the search bar and click search. You've now got all products returned in the search results. Now you can order their entire catalogue by lowest to highest price. Link here.
    2) Give * a try at www.torpedo7.co.nz. You'll notice that a single * doesn't return anything, but try two together ** and you've got results. This is likely because of a minimum character validation check. The same applies applies with the use of percent signs. When % doesn't work, try %%. Link here
    3) Thirdly go to www.catch.co.nz and search without typing anything in the search bar. You've now got the entire Catch NZ catalogue. * yields the same result too. Link here

    Now, you might not get everything returned in the search as this is dependent on how the search functionality has been coded/implemented (examples - Torpedo7 seems to cap at 2000, MightyApe at 10000, for their entire catalogues). But regardless it is still a massive help when sorting through large individual categories.

    Happy hunting :)

    • +1 vote

      Great tip. Thanks TheDealMan

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    Is there any new Torpedo 7 HNZ codes? Old one is no longer working?