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20 Jan 2021

4 tips to save money as an International student in Australia

If you have a feeling that you’re spending too much money while you study in Australia, here are some of the tips for saving the money.

Get a piggy bank:

It is one of the easiest and safest way of saving your money. No matter how much you try to save your money, you’ll never realize where actually your money has been spent on. If you are going for a shopping, or going out somewhere to hang out with your close ones, eat something in a particular restaurant or café, you’ll have the change been returned back. You can actually put all that money in your piggy bank and save it. After a month or so you will realize that you actually have saved a lot of money.

Rewards Card:

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If you haven’t signed up yet for rewards cards, please go and get one done as quick as possible. It is a very simple process. You can go to the website of stores like Coles (https://www.coles.com.au/), Aldi (https://www.aldi.com.au/), Woolworths (https://www.woolworths.com.au/), etc. to sign up for a rewards card. For every dollar you spend, you get a point and it gets topped up on your card where you can get discounts and offers from these stores as mentioned above.

Fuel vouchers:

If you own a car in Australia, discount fuel vouchers can be earned at Coles, Woolworths, etc. Each supermarket is directly linked with the fuel stations. Some of them are: Coles is linked with Shell and Woolworths with Caltex. Please do check the fuel stations before you enter as every fuel stations may not be linked with the supermarkets and also such deals may change.


Option your debit card as Smart Access and Net bank saver:

This is the most feasible option if you are a holder of a debit card of banks like Commonwealth Bank. You need to travel to the places, if you carry cash with you then there is a risk. So, if you have a debit card with you then your money will be in the card and you don’t have to carry cash with you. There are two options, i.e. Smart Access and Net Bank Saver. If you have a balance in your card of 500$ AUD, then you can divide your balance into two sections i.e. 250$ in Smart Access and 250$ in the Net Bank Saver. You can only spend your money which is in the Smart Access section and rest of the money will be saved. Please visit www.commonwealthbank.com.au for more information.