Are you familiar with Shop A Docket coupons?
If you're a little foggy on the subject, allow me to prompt you: Shop A Docket discounts are those little advertisements on the back of your shopping receipts you've probably been stuffing haphazardly into your purse or shopping bag countless times over the years.
Literally every time you've visited your local supermarket or department store, you'll have received a receipt with a distinctly colourful Shop A Docket backing, outlining some fab deals from some very local businesses as well as some not so local offers such as travel deals.
If you've not had much of a glance at your Shop A Dockets in a while, it's probably time to get familiar again with the savings and discounts you may be overlooking, quite possibly from businesses and services you frequently use.
Shop A Docket is a 100% Australian owned company who first rolled out their coupons on consumer receipts way back in 1986 in Queensland. The word and popularity of the offers and savings to be made at local businesses soon spread however and over the course of several years, the Shop A Docket phenomenon thankfully spread, Australia-wide.
Now, no matter where you live, you'll have local Shop A Dockets with a selection of offers that will appeal to you.
So have you ever actually used a Shop A Docket yourself? Maybe you've tried them on occasion or perhaps stuck them to your fridge with the intention of a 'next time' discount.
Or perhaps, you've never given them a try at all?
Over the years, personally, we have used many Shop A Docket offers. There have been free meals and discounts on family events and cinema experiences that I can recall just off the top of my head. There have also been fairly regular discounts from fast foods chains that everyone knows and loves and as a family, we have definitely made good use of these in particular!
Before you discard your shopping receipts after any trip to the stores, it's very worth your while turning them over and having a quick scan to see what's on offer near you. You might be surprised to discover there's something nearby offering a sweet deal on a service you use regularly.
I have been challenged to put Shop A Docket to the test here on Six Little Hearts for a few weeks to show you just how simple it is to use a local coupon as part of your day's to-do list. Being someone who likes to discover new things, it's a request I am happy to take on.
And first up - takeout! What busy Mum doesn't shout her family to this treat at least once a week? It's a night off and something we look forward to each Friday or on any weekend (or any time) when I am feeling the urge to kick-back, chill out and indulge.
And so our first Shop A Docket experience saw us take a drive to picturesque Warburton in the hills of the Yarra Ranges to browse the region's artisan stores (an additional bonus) and try out our first coupon deal which conveniently appealed - The Warburton Curry Club's buy one get one free meal deal.
Despite arriving at the restaurant a good 30 minutes after the restaurant had actually closed for lunch for the day, the owners very generously opened their kitchen to us to prepare our takeaway lunch.
We were impressed to say the least!
|A happy wait for our meal while enjoying a soft drink and a seat.|
We ordered a Beef Vindaloo priced at $15 and received our Chicken Jalfarezi for free - normally also priced at $15. With our savings we lashed out on mango Lassis, soft drink and saffron long grain rice for sides. Just be sure to show your unique coupon code at the time you place your order.
|Beef Vindaloo on a bed of saffron rice served in the comfort of our own home - weekend bliss!|
After a brief 15 minute wait, lunch was ready and it was home again at lightning speed so that we could enjoy our meal piping hot.
The verdict: Our discount lunch was amazing! - Very authentically flavoured and with the soft, slow cooked meats that you expect in a great, well made Indian curry. We'll be returning here for sure and with another Shop A Docket coupon to pocket further savings when we do.
And so, impressed with our first Shop A Docket experience in our Docket Diaries road test, we look forward to seeing what other discoveries we'll make using further coupons in the coming weeks...
Warburton Curry Club is located at 3463 Warburton Hwy, Warburton VIC. Phone 03 5966 9182.
Have you tried using a Shop A Docket?
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