End of financial year sales 2021: Winter must-haves
Save some cash and beat the chill with these popular EOFY sale products.
The sales period leading up to the end of financial year is one of the best times of year to shop, especially if you're in the market for more costly items.
With tax time approaching, businesses slash the price of their goods in order to create room for new stock, making it an ideal time for shoppers to bag everything they need for the season ahead.
With this in mind, we've rounded up the products we often see in the EOFY sales that are worth investing in for the cooler months.
For those who are renting, or simply can't afford a reverse-cycle air conditioner, an electric heater is one of the best ways to beat the cold.
Not only do they come in a range of sizes, but they are also portable, so you can take them from room to room rather than paying to heat the entire house.
There are heaps of electric heater deals available during the EOFY period too, making it easy to compare prices and grab yourself a bargain.
If you're not keen on running an electric heater throughout the night, an electric blanket is the next best thing.
Whether you opt for a fitted, non-fitted or throw version, electric blankets should last you an average of 10 years and are significantly cheaper than electric and gas heaters, making them a solid investment.
Big online sites like eBay are a great place to check out during the EOFY sales, as they offer a huge selection of electric blanket brands at significantly discounted prices.
The drop in temperature often comes with a drop in motivation, especially when it comes to cooking.
Enter the slow cooker, which allows you to create piping hot meals for the whole family without a lot of fuss.
While they do vary quite a lot in price, we see a lot of slow cookers in the end of financial year sales. We recommend keeping an eye on brands like Breville and Russell Hobbs, as you can usually find their most popular models at reduced prices during this time.
Weighted blankets saw a massive spike in popularity last year, cementing their status as a winter must-have.
While they are mostly used to decrease cortisol levels through deep-touch pressure, the heavy nature of the blankets also makes them ideal for rugging up in or replacing the blanket on your bed with.
They can be quite costly though, usually ranging in price from around $100 to $300, making it worth snapping one up during the sales period.
The temperature difference between summer and winter in Australia can be quite staggering, which is why most of us have designated seasonal quilts.
While a lightweight doona is perfect for those scorching nights, switching to a heavy winter doona is a cost-efficient way of keeping cosy overnight.
The extra weight does come with an extra cost though, which is why it's always worth waiting for a decent sale to come along before investing.
When it's pouring with rain outside, the last thing you want to do is nip down to the shops.
Save yourself the frostbite (and the ongoing cost of your caffeine habit) by brewing your own cup from the comfort of your home.
Whether you're after a simple capsule machine or a fully automatic model, we're guaranteed to see a huge number of coffee machines on sale in the coming weeks, making now an ideal time to shop.
Looking to save more this end of financial year?
If you want to be money savvy this EOFY, here are some things to keep in mind during the sales period:
- Sign up for memberships. Sites like eBay offer free shipping and returns for members, making it worth the cost of an ongoing membership if you're shopping frequently. They often include free trial periods too, making the end of financial year the perfect time to try them out. You can sign up for an eBay Plus membership here.
- Shop around. A trap that shoppers often fall into is buying the first discounted product they see. However, retailers become incredibly competitive during peak sales periods, so it's worth taking the time to compare prices to get yourself the best deal.
- Be mindful of return periods. As retailers are looking to get rid of old stock during the end of financial year, they sometimes won't accept change of mind returns on sales items. It pays to double check the returns policy before making a purchase, especially if you're shopping online and haven't seen the item in person.
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