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Published April 10th 2018
20 ways to get cheaper tickets, free stuff, and $1 snacks
Melbourne may be the world's most liveable city, but sometimes it can cost quite a bit to live the good life. Here are 20 clever ways to save money on nearly everything from entertainment and events, to food and drink, to shopping.
Cheaper Movie Tickets
Lido Cinema in Hawthorn has $7 tickets before 4pm on a Tuesday. So does Cinema Nova in Carlton with $7 tickets before 4pm on Mondays (and $9 tickets after). Waverley Cinema has $8 tickets,
The Arts Centre Melbourne has'Tixatsix' which has $30 theatre tickets each night. Halftix Melbourne is at the Melbourne Town Hall Administration building on Swanston Street and has some great specials most days. Red Stitch Actors Theater generally has previews for $28, and if you are under 30, you can also arrange for discounted tickets to Melbourne Theatre Company shows.
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Daiso is a store in the city with everything costing $2.80. Hot Potatoes in Collingwood also has a great selection of gifts, homewares, and supplies, with many items for $2. There is also a Reject Shop in the city, where you will find toiletries, stationery, garden items, toys, and snacks at heavily discounted prices.
Daiso has an amazing range of goods. Credits: Sunnybank Hill Shoppingtown
Outside of NGV International, Credits: Robert Merkel from Wikipedia
Great food at cheap prices
If you are in the city, then Asian Beer Cafe at Melbourne Central is known for their specials. Gopals Vegetarian Restaurant at 139 Swanston Street offers a delicious and filling $8.50 meal. If you are really on a budget, then you can get some snacks for only a few dollars at some venues. There are $1 dumplings at Maeve Fox at 472 Church Street Richmond, and The Bank on Collins (at 394 Collins Street) has $2 arancini balls or oysters. Now you're sure to have money leftover for your favourite beer or glass of wine.
Asian Beer Cafe is really just for DRINKS, donít expect anything out of its food- itís an embarrassment to so called Asian foodies- itís a Confusion when it comes to that & so itís not really cheap or value in them. Really sorry folks...