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5 Black Friday deals to save money on stuff you actually need


Black Friday isn't just for shopping. Here's how to use the sales to get your bills down.

Black Friday may be an opportunity to save on your favourite tech and fashion brands but there's no reason why you can't save on everyday bills as well.

Here are 5 really quick and easy ways you can save on insurance, Internet and mobile plans. Take advantage now and reap the rewards all year round.

1. Home insurance

Buy a new Budget Direct combined Home and Contents insurance policy by 26 November 11:59pm AEDT and you can get a $150 egift card once you pass your 21-day cooling-off period. This policy also includes 30% off your first year's premium when you buy online. Out of the 8 providers we looked at, only Virgin offered a discount as large as this.

Sign up to Budget Direct's home insurance deal here.

2. Car insurance

If you buy a new Budget Direct Comprehensive car insurance policy by 26 November 11:59pm AEDT, you can get a $150 egift card once you pass your 21-day cooling-off period. This includes 15% off your first year's premium when you buy online.

Sign up to Budget Direct's car insurance deal here.

3. Home Internet

Vodafone is dropping the price of its 4G and 5G home Internet plans by 50% for Black Friday. Its 4G home Internet plan normally costs $60 a month but you can get it for $30 for 12 months if you sign up this week. Existing Vodafone mobile customers can get an additional $5 a month off.

Sign up to Vodafone's 4G Home Internet plan here.

4. Mobile plans

Both amaysim and Kogan are offering long-expiry mobile plans – great for anyone on a tight budget. amaysim's offers are only available until 29 November and include the following:

  • 60GB for $60 on its 1-year plan. Ongoing is $120 a year
  • 165GB for $100 on its 1-year plan. Ongoing is $200 a year
  • 150GB for $75 on its 6-month plan. Ongoing is $150 a year

Sign up to amaysim's mobile plan here.

In addition to its 365-day long-expiry plan, Kogan is also offering a buy 1 get 1 free offer:

  • Kogan's Large long-expiry plan 300GB: $270 or $22.50 per 30 days
  • Kogan's Extra Large long-expiry plan 500GB: $300 or $25 per 30 days

You can also earn 1 Qantas Frequent Flyer point for every $2 you spend when you sign up to Kogan Mobile.

Save between $270 and $300 over 12 months. Sign up to Kogan's mobile plan here.

5. Phone deals

Telstra is offering a bunch of phone deals as part of its Black Friday sale. Remember that regardless of whether you choose a 12- or 24-month repayment option or get it outright, you'll need to pair your new phone with a Telstra Upfront Mobile plan. Here are all the phone deals it's offering:

Move fast because the Telstra offers listed above only run until 29 November 2021.

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