Which sales are worth it to make and save you money?
We all love a good sale. Obviously, the best way to save your money is not to spend it, but if there are things you need, now is the best time to do it! Sales are everywhere for both the middle of the year and end of financial year (EOFYS)! Below we have listed where we’re shopping, some big discounts we’ve found and tips to make the most of it.
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Decide what you need/want and what the budget is. For example, I have been focused on my body so new clothes are on my list of needs. We are moving house and will be getting a new lounge, mattresses, other furniture and home decor as well. Be thorough and realistic with your list. Don’t go buy everything just because it’s on sale. A sale is only a bargain if it was something you needed and was on your list.
Also, remember to check online for anything you want to buy. I’ve found quite a few online-only discounts and offers!
Lastly, sales happen all the time. While my two favourites are the EOFYS and New Year sales, spending money by going into debt to save money isn’t really saving. You’re better off waiting for the next sale!
That said, here is where I am doing some of my shopping.
Our top picks for EOFYS
Whether it’s appliances, food, tea, clothing or anything else, there is probably a sale here for you!
Grab a bargain with Catch and not just for food. Although, protein powders, cleaning products and other groceries are always found on the site for a great price, at the moment they also have 60% of toys!
If you love tea like I do, get up to 50% off with T2 Tea right now!
Looking to lose weight? Many readers have raved about The Healthy Mummy and right now they have a massive end of financial year sale with 64% off the 28-day challenge and other bonuses. Start now and be ready well before summer!
If you’re after a fridge, freezer, washing machine, oven or any other appliance 2nds World is already super cheap, but now it’s slashed prices. Items have a tiny blemish such as a scratch or something, otherwise, they are perfect!
I already mentioned T2 above which also has great gift options. Australian Geographic shop has up to 70% off right now. My kids love shopping here and many presents have been bought in their sales over the years.
If you prefer to gift experiences, Adrenaline has great discounts for June. Before I moved to Melbourne we had an incredible weekend booked through them with a hot air balloon ride, swimming with dolphins, helicopter ride and horse riding. My kids had a blast and still talk about it. Their service was fantastic!
My daughters and I in the hot air balloon with Adrenaline in 2015.
For sneakers, we favour The Athlete’s Foot
which has a huge sale on right now. My eldest daughter is on the autism spectrum and doesn’t like shoes from anywhere else. Personally, I love their service and our shoes always last much longer than cheaper shoes.
Where I live and the people I travel with, The North Face Australia is super popular. The quality of their bags and clothing is brilliant plus right now they have 30% off.
I’m on the hunt for a killer swimsuit for our trip to The Great Barrier Reef soon. Not an easy task usually in winter. I’m a size 10 to 12 but came across this bargain with swimmers for curvy women from $29 I thought you might be interested in.
Some of my most complimented bags have come from Colette. They’re affordable, have a great range and the sales are fantastic. Right now you can get up to 75% off at Colette
Pillow Talk has a great range plus right now up to 70% off! Plus if you sign up on their site you can get up to 10% extra off your order. Alternatively, you can get 50% of Adairs, but only for a few days!
If 80% off knives, cookware, dinnerware, appliances and similar items sounds good, you should check out the sale at Kitchen Warehouse!
I love perfume and have 3 bottles. Since I know the fragrances I like, it’s easy for me to shop online. One of my favourite stores for perfume is Feeling Sexy who not only have great prices but also their customer service has been brilliant.
Fresh Fragrances is another which always has great prices on perfume and other beauty items but right now they have a massive sale on as well. My foundation comes from Sephora and I love it. While I find shopping in their stores overwhelming, I love their range and the staff are great. My preference is to shop online though and right now they have their huge mid-year sale with 50% off lots of items.
Switch your phone and internet! I switched to OVO for my phone this week which is cheaper than Aldi. I’ve used them for a while for portable internet when we travel and they’ve been great. At the moment they have 50% off for your first 3 months too. Check them out here.
Of course, there are many other sales happening right now. Check out your favourite stores and check the companies on our freebies list as many of them will have sales or bonuses this time of year too.
Where will you shop and what are you buying?