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The most reasonable supermarkets! The cafés with free wi-fi! The best barbie spots!

Get a supermarket bargain

Mondays and Thursdays are the days you’re most likely to get specials from the big chain stores, with Fridays usually meaning markdowns for fresh produce. For guaranteed bargains all round, check out supermarket clearance outlets NQR (Not Quite Right) and Cheaper Buy Miles, or you can cough up the $55 joining fee for Costco and reap the rewards of wholesale food shopping.

Leach free wi-fi from a café

Leave the dongle at home and hook up with cafés that offer free internet. Snack on these for starters…

State Library of Victoria; Starbucks; Thousand Pound Bend; Mag Nation Café

Penny Farthing Espresso; Birdie Num Nums; Angelo Pasticceria

Nineteen Squares; St Ali; Eau de Vie

Chimmy’s; Proud Mary

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Top public barbecue spots with extras

If you’re sick of eating in but can’t afford to splash out on a restaurant, these parks-with-barbecues come with bonus entertainment.

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