Some of retail’s biggest names have thrown down the gauntlet in the lead-up to Friday’s mega shopping event, the Black Friday sales.
Kmart, Big W and Aldi are making Christmas wish-lists come true by slashing up to 60% off toys, tech, fashion and homewares.
Originally a post-Thanksgiving tradition in America, Black Friday eventually made its way down under along with its sister event, Cyber Monday which, as the name suggests, takes place on the following Monday.
Even though it’s not technically Black Friday yet, many sales are already underway but it’s best to check the individual stores and brands for exact dates and times.
Kmart’s ‘Bright Friday’ sale
Kmart is switching the ‘Black’ for ‘Bright Friday,’ their four-day sale event that kicks off online at 12:01 am AEDT on Friday, November 27 and runs until Sunday, November 29.
While Kmart is encouraging customers to shop on the Kmart website the sale will also be on in stores (except Maryborough, Rundle Mall and KHub stores).
Stores in VIC and NSW will have extended trading hours and shoppers can pre-book a spot online to avoid queues. Kmart has warned that ‘unprecedented shipping disruptions’ have impacted stock levels across the country, particularly NSW and QLD.
Hot buys from Kmart’s Bright Friday sale include:
SodaKING Windsor Soda Maker, $27 (RRP $69.95)
Nintendo Switch Console Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Neon, $425 (RRP $469)
Cocoon Chair, $189
Big W’s ‘BIG Sale’
The BIG Sale will see Big W lop up to 50% off hundreds of big brand items from Philips airfryers to Bonds undies for the whole family. It launches exclusively online at 9am on Wednesday, November 25 before hitting stores on Friday, November 27 and running through to Cyber Monday on November 30.
There are many ways to shop The Big Sale safely with BIG W, including home delivery, contactless pick up and pick up direct to boot.
Hot buys from Big W’s Big Sale include:
30% off Philips Digital XL Airfryer, $259 (save $140)
55% off selected Tontine Range
Sony 50” Full HD smart TV, $599 (save $200)
40% off Bonds men’s, women’s and kids underwear and babywear
Aldi’s ‘Black Wednesday’ Special Buys sale
Aldi is getting ahead of the Black Friday rush with an early ‘Black Wednesday’ Special Buys sale on November 25. Caffeine lovers can take a whopping $100 off the De’Longhi Espresso Machine which comes down to $99.99 for the sale.
Staying in the kitchen, shoppers can match their De’Longhi espresso machine with a sleek kettle ($59.99) or toaster ($79.99).
Tech-heads will enjoy major savings on the Bauhn 65” UHD Smart TV ($599), the Philips soundbar with Bluetooth ($99.99) and a fully-adjustable, 360° swivel Gaming Chair ($149).
Want more Black Friday sale goodness? Here’s a wrap up of the best of the rest, from travel to fashion to homewares.
Nasty Gal: 60% off everything.
Boohoo: 60% off everything with code SIXTY.
Urban Outfitters: Buy one, get one 50% off from 9 am Wednesday, 25 November to 8:59 am Sunday, 29 November.
Saski Collection: up to 70% off Tammy Hembrow’s clothing range from 10 am Friday, November 27 to midnight Monday, November 30.
Cotton On: 30% off sitewide on now until Saturday, November 28.
Nine West: 50% off sitewide plus extra 20% off from Thursday, November 26 to Tuesday, December 1.
Sand & Sky: Up to 35% off storewide + free gift on now until Sunday, November 29; up to 40% off storewide + free gift from Sunday, November 29 until Saturday, December 5.
Sephora: 20% off everything (min. spend $120) and 15% off everything (no min. spend) starting 12am Thursday, November 26.
Aveda: 20% off plus free shipping with any order over $50 from Friday, November 27 to Sunday, November 29.
MAC: 20% off sitewide plus orders over $100 will receive a free bronzer from Friday, November 27 to Sunday, November 29.
L’Occitane: 2 for 1 on selected candles online only on now until Sunday, November 29.
Emma Mattress: This year, Emma will be offering a 25 per cent discount on products, which means customers can secure one of the company’s German-made and sleep technologically engineered mattresses for less than $450. Single $599, King Single $699, Double $799, Queen $899 and King $999.
Freedom: Up to 50% off mattresses and bedroom furniture, up to 30% off selected rugs, wall art and lighting and up to 20% off selected sofas and recliners.
Koala: Up to 20% off Koala’s entire bedroom and living room ranges including their famously comfy mattresses and sofas. Take 15% off Koala’s WFH desk and sofabed.
Petbarn: up to 25% off selected dog food, up to 30% off selected cat food and up to 50% off selected cat and dog flea, tick and worm products.
Therabody: up to $200 off Theragun massage devices on now until 11:59 pm Tuesday, December 1.
Wild Secrets: up to 60% off popular sex toys, lingerie and more from 12:01 am Thursday, November 26 to 11:59 pm Friday, November 27.
David Jones: save up to 50% off electrical and homewares e.g. save 15% off selected LG OLED televisions and take $200 off Dyson V10 Animal.
The Reject Shop: to celebrate the store's first-ever Black Friday sale prices have been slashed on electrical items including True Wireless Ear Buds with Charging Case for $15, Smart WiFi camera for $20 and Slow Cookers for $20.
Bing Lee: save hundreds on favourite brands including Fitbit, Samsung, Dyson, Theragun and Panasonic from Thursday, November 26 to Monday, November 30.
realme Australia: 15% off their e-store including realme buds Q for $67.15 (RRP $79) from Friday, November 27 to Tuesday, December 1.
Wotif: up to 30% off selected Aussie hotels on now until 11.59 pm Monday, November 30 plus, get an extra 15% off select hotels on Cyber Monday only through the Wotif app. (selected travel dates and T&Cs apply — see website for full details)
Expedia: up to 30% off select domestic hotels on now until Tuesday, December 1. (selected travel dates and T&Cs apply — see website for full details)
KAYAK.com.au: up to 40% off more than 80 of the best hotel deals across Australia including Sea World Resort & Water Park and Qube Broadbeach until Monday, November 30.
Webjet: save up to $100 on hotels (min. spend $1,000) and $200 off packages (min. spend $2,000) across any domestic destination such as Gold Coast, Port Douglas, Byron Bay and Hobart.
Sale duration: on now until November 30.
Destinations: Any domestic destination, any travel date.
Travel Dates: November 17, 2020 – August 31, 2021
Hotels coupon codes:
Save $50 (min. spend $500) with code: BFSALE50
Save $100 (min. spend $1,000) with code: BFSALE100
Packages coupon codes:
Save $100 (min. spend $1,000) with code: 100BLKFRI
Save $200 (min. spend $2,000) with code: 200BLKFRI
Flight Centre: save on hotel stays across several destinations including QLD and TAS when booked between Thursday, 26 November and Monday, 30 November.
E.G. save up to $316pp on 7-night stays at 4-star BreakFree Grand Pacific Caloundra, QLD (selected travel dates and T&Cs apply — see website for full details).
Never miss a thing. Sign up to Yahoo Lifestyle’s daily newsletter.
Or if you have a story idea, email us at email@example.com.