Things you used to get for $1 that you can't today

IN THE grand old days, $1 could get you lots of fun.

In 1911, the equivalent of $1 would make you the most well-communicated person in town, covering the cost of posting 120 letters. These days you'd be lucky to post one using your gold coin.

Things started creeping up in price by the '70s, but you could still get five loaves of bread for about $1, which is an absolute steal in today's market.

By the time we were flaunting fluoro scrunchies in the '80s, we could also grab a pound of butter (about half a kilo) for a measly $1 to go with all that bread, which by this time you could only get two loaves for your dollar, but still great value none the less.

And perhaps the most recent and heartbreaking of all, petrol.

In 2004, you could still get 5c change from your dollar when buying a litre of petrol unlike today's $1.30/L average.

But the good news is, you can still get heaps of good stuff without spending big.

For $1 a day, get unlimited digital access to The Warwick Daily News, The Courier Mail+/Daily Telegraph+ plus The Daily News newspaper delivered to your door six days a week. That's a crazy-good deal giving you open access to news and current affairs, sport, business, entertainment and political coverage than you'll be able to poke at.

Or if you're a digital-only reader, you can pay just 50c a day to have the unrestricted digital access to our site and The Courier Mail+/Daily Tele+ without the paper home delivery. For more information and full terms and conditions, head to www.warwickdailynews. or phone 1300361604. Available until December 15.

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