Australia has a lot of sales upcoming this year — from Chinese New Year sales to Boxing Day, and everything in between.
Here’s a sum-up of the biggest sales of 2020 to watch out for, so you can plan your shopping sprees and bargain hunting ahead of time.
- Chinese New Year (25 January) — Enjoy more discounts across everything, from fashion to electronics and homewares. What better way to celebrate the Chinese New Year than a shopping spree on sale?
- Australia Day (27 January) — Enjoy huge discounts and boost Australia’s economy by shopping with travel, electronics, home appliances retailers, and more.
- End-of-summer sales (start around 27 January – end of February) — As the summer ends, there’s a clear out from clothing retailers to make room for brand new collection — winter. It’s the best time to grab these deals for your summer essentials.
- Back-to-school sales (end of January) — You’ll need to kit up for your kids, from education supplies to shoes, as most schools return from their long summer breaks. Some retailers offer great deals and discounts on all things to make it lighter on your wallet.
- Valentine’s Day (14 February) — More romantics are now branching out from the traditional roses and chocolates. Retailers started to offer some deals and special discounts on gifts like hotel accommodation, a lovely dinner, and other ways to express your love.
- Travel Frenzy (17 March) — It’s a 24-hour sale event dedicated to holiday makers. Enjoy huge discounts on your dream destinations, flights, hotel accommodation, and packages from participating retailers during this event.
- Mother’s Day (10 May) — This annual event is hosted on the 2nd Sunday of May, and retailers want you to rethink your gift from the usual flowers. Get ready to see deals from beauty retailers to homewares in 2 weeks before Mother’s Day.
- Winter sales (26 June – end of August) — Retailers will start clearing out stock, making room for new summer supplies as Australia looks forward to the end of winter. Shoppers will be able to pick up winter wardrobe on a bargain and be ready for 2021.
- The End of Year Financial Sale (30 June or earlier) — EOFYS is one of the biggest shopping events in Australia. Grab a deal on about anything from entertainment systems to clothing. If they are work-related products, you can claim tax deductions for new purchases over this period.
- Amazon Prime Day (21 July) — This annual sale event is exclusively hosted for Amazon Prime members. Prime Day is not to be missed as Amazon has proven itself to be a global retailer, for anything and everything.
- Last chance winter sales (before 31 August) — Retailers will up the ante in a bid to sell their remaining winter stock as Aussies say goodbye to winter and welcome the sunny days. It’s your chance to grab a winter coat on bargain for 2021.
- Father’s Day (before 6 September) — Expect to see some mark-downs online across men’s gadgets and gift sets. Pick up a gift at a fraction of the original price and make your dad’s smile wider on Father’s Day.
- Singles’ Day (11 November) — Singles’ Day is a day to celebrate your single blessedness. Aussies are fully on board with the event, which originated in China.
- Diwali (14 November) — It’s a great time to pick up discounts on a range of consumer products during this Hindu festival of lights. The festival is a week-long sale event every year.
- Click Frenzy (17 November) — This is an online-only 24-hour shopping event that started out as Australia’s answer to Black Friday. Customers can find some excellent discounts in the lead up to Christmas, which is usually hosted on the 3rd Tuesday of November.
- Black Friday (27 November) — Originated in the US, this annual shopping event has landed itself amongst the top 3 best shopping dates in Australia. More and more retailers are getting on board with Black Friday, and the discounts just get better.
- Cyber Monday (30 November) — Cyber Monday is an extension of the Black Friday sales. Traditionally, Cyber Monday was the Black Friday equivalent for online retailers. Many retailers will now run exclusive deals throughout the weekend between the two events.
- Green Monday (14 December) — Hosted on the 2nd Monday of December, Green Monday marks the cut off date for delivery for Christmas. This is a chance for online retailers to offer great discounts for last-minute shoppers.
- Free Shipping Day (15 December) — For online shoppers, this is the last day that Australian retailers will guarantee delivery before Christmas.
- Boxing Day (26 December) — One of the most anticipated events of a shopper’s calendar, Boxing Day is that time of the year to secure products at a steal. Expect discounts of up to 80% off on almost anything.
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