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Tips to become a smarter shopper

  • Tips for budgeting

    Making a budget can help you keep control of your money. Find tips for making it, sticking to it and what to do if you’re spending too much.

  • Tips for shopping

    Become a smarter shopper. Find out a range of tips about shopping around, budgets, your rights, paperwork, receipts and talking to the business.

  • Tips for buying online

    Be a smart shopper when you buy online. We can give you tips about making secure payments, protecting yourself and buying from overseas.

  • Having your bag checked

    Retail shops may include bag checks as a condition of entry. Find out your rights as a consumer and what the retailer must do to carry out a check.

  • Advice about credit and finance

    Find out what you need to know about credit and finance arrangements, and how to protect yourself and your money.

  • Getting quotes and signing contracts

    Learn your rights and responsibilities for accepting quotes and entering contracts, and find out what happens if a contract is unfair.

Students can learn to Buy Smart

Buy Smart Competition 2018

The Buy Smart Competition gives students the chance to win a share in over $15,000 while being creative and learning life-long skills about:

  • budgeting and saving
  • online shopping
  • avoiding scams
  • buying and using a mobile device
  • dealing with returns and refunds.

Find out more information about the competition, how to enter, download teacher resources or book a free OFT presentation.

Last updated
15 May 2018
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