End of Financial Year Sale

June is the month of End of Financial Year Sale in Australia. I heard about the reason to have this sale season from my friend who came to Australia a few years before me. He told me the department stores to sell all of their inventories before the End of Financial Year. This sale can make their balance sheets looks better.
Nowadays, I think this sale season is an excuse to make a quick sale. As a customer, any kinds of discount is good. I found a lot of stores got a huge discount from 50% to 60%, such as David Jones, Myer, H&M, and Bonds. I saw a jacket at H&M for $20 something in H&M last week. Lastly, I was in Target on last Thursday. There was a flash sale, within the hour, all clearance clothing got further 50% off. I bought two infant t-shirts which about $2 each!
Thus, during two weeks, if you have time, that is good to go a major shopping mall. Maybe you can find some good stuff.

Dyson AM05

In Brisbane, the cold winter has arrived. For the preparation of this, I bought Dyson AM05 Hot and Cool Fan. It can give us a warmer winter, and BigW got a good deal for $399. So, I got that in Harvey Norman (because that is such good deal, BigW has already sold out, so I did a price match in Harvey Norman).
Firstly, that is a bladeless fan which sounds safer if you have a kid at home. I do not worry our daughter to put her hand on the fan. Secondly, it looks cool! Thirdly, the fan is quite powerful.
But there are two disadvantages. First one is very noisy. I won’t put that next to my bed. Someone told me the latest model, AM09, got a significant improvement in this aspect, but it is more expensive. Secondly, that is the price, although I got a good deal. That is three to four times more expensive than buying a fan and a heater.
Lastly, I have used this fan for a few weeks, and I still love it!

Click Frenzy - Online Stores Sales

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From 7pm AEDT Tonight to tomorrow 7pm AEDT, there is an online sales event happening in Australia. It calls Click Frenzy which is similar to Cyber Monday in the US. Some major online stores will have a fast sale on their selected products during the time, such as Myer, Coles,  Sheridan and Chemist Warehouse to promote online shopping.Those participated stores are from computer stores to supermarket and house ware. Almost every things is covered. The most  attractive offer to me is from Coles Click & Collect. If you buy $100 in one shop, you get $20 off!

For the further details, please check their website.

$1 Breakfast@IKEA

Today is Mother’s Day. IKEA Logan got an offer to celebrate this. If you buy a breakfast in full price,$3.99, at IKEA Logan, your mum get a free breakfast.  Vegetarian option is available. For the further details, please visit their website.

(Note: I don’t know whether this Buy One Get One Free offer is for mother or everyone.)

Address

IKEA

Logan Exit 23

3539-3565 Pacific Highway

SLACKS CREEK QLD 4127

Breakfast Hours: 9am – 11am Every day

ANZAC parade 2017

ANZAC Ex-Service People
Tomorrow is ANZAC Day which is a national day of remembrance in all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. Also, the day is to honor Australian and New Zealanders soldiers took part in the operations at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915.

Tomorrow from 10am to noon, a ANZAC parade will be held in Brisbane City (From Adelaide Street, Brisbane City, near City Hall ) . The Australia defence force and ex-service men and women will be a part of the parade. Moreover, this year is the 102nd year of ANZAC. This parade will be very meaningful.

Easter is coming. IKEA will have a Swedish Style Buffet in their Australia stores to celebrate this at 5:30 to 7:30 pm,13th April 2017. The ticket price is a bargain. The adult is $19.99, Children (5 years old to 12 years) is $10.99, the children under five are free. Moreover, if you are IKEA Family or IKEA Business member, the price is $14.99.
Although this Swedish Style Buffet offers mainly meat balls, smoked salmon, cakes and sparking cider, they are similar what IKEA offers nomrally, but the price is only a bit higher than a normal dinner, then you can have as much as you want during these two hours. That is still a good value deal!

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Tomorrow, this will be the date for AFL Women Final.  To make the people easier getting the venue, this Saturday, all South East Queensland Translink will be free this Saturday, from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm 25/03. All services from Translink, including AirTrain Service does not require touch on/off GoCard or purchase any ticket. That is so great! Enjoy Free public transport day tomorrow!

For details, please visit translink website

Sunnybank Plaza

 

Tomorrow(18/3), Sunnybank Plaza will have a one day sale. The most of the shops will have some bargain offers such as OSIM will have $100 off on their handheld massager and W Cosmetics will have 200% off storewide.

However, the most attractive feature of this one day sale, their super 10 minute specials, which is a kind of flash mob deal. Some stores will have some special on a particular time, and these specials will only last for 10 minutes. I like tomorrow 12:30 pm, ChaTime will have a buy one get one free offer, and at 3 pm Gloria Jeans will have all drinks half price.

Please do not miss that!

Address:

Cnr Mains Rd & McCullough St,
SUNNYBANK,
QLD 4109

 

Yuen's Market@CalamvaleRecently, Yuen’s Market opened a new branch in Calamvale Marketplace. Finally, I had a chance to visit this Asian grocery store at the early of this week.
This store is smaller than others branches of Yuen’s Market, much smaller than the one in Sunnybank, that is a kind of “express” version of Yuen’s Market, there are only a few rows of shelves. However, you can find the Asian vegetables, instances noodles, Asian frozen food, and snacks, even there are some fresh fillets to sell. Of course, if I need to do my grocery shopping for my dinner, I will go to Sunnybank, there are more choices. If I need to buy one or two things only, I will go to this store, because that is closer than my home. Also, I was in there around 7pm, this store was still opening for business. I think this store will close around 8pm. That is quite convenient, so that is a good things for who live in Calamvale.

 

Address:

Corner Beaudesert & Nottingham Roads
Calamvale,
QLD 4116

Garden City

Today is 15th of the first month in Lunar Calendar.  That is Festival of Lanterns. In Chinese tradition, we will go to a Night market. This year, Westfield Garden City will follow this Chinese tradition. There will be an Asian night market in Town Square from 4 pm to 9 pm today.  However, the stalls are from 8 Street in Garden City, will they provide some unique dishes for tonight only? Anyway, having in an open space will be a bit of little. Moreover, at 5pm, there will be Lion Dance performance. Thus, if you will be in Garden City this afternoon, you can come to Town Square for this event.