Deals of the Week:  school holidays begin (or end)

Depending on the state you live in, school holidays could be just about to begin or coming to an end. Depending on your circumstances, that might be good or bad news!

In either case, there’s some good news to be had with some of the specials YourLifeChoices has uncovered this week.

Webjet has uncovered some excellent travel deals, so you can get away with (or from) the kids. On the other hand, if you’re looking to do a bit of autumn gardening or get some DIY done around the house, Bunnings has some good deals going until the end of April.

Then again, perhaps neither of those options will be open to you because you’ll be looking after your kids, or perhaps the grandkids, during the holidays. If that’s the case, Kmart’s school holiday catalogue has you covered.


Fancy a quick trip to New Zealand or Bali? How about Vietnam? Or are you looking for a long-distance deal, to say Las Vegas or even London? If those tickle your fancy, then head on over to Webjet and check out some of their current deals.

If you’re looking to ‘cross the ditch’, there are sales on tickets to both Auckland (from $252), Wellington (from $248) and Christchurch (from $264). You’ll need to decide quickly, though, because while the travel dates stretch from May through until next March, these price offers end today!

For those looking to travel to other destinations, you still have a few days left to ponder where you might like to go. There are six or seven days left (depending on the deal) of discount flights to destinations far and wide.

These include flights to Fiji (from $219), Bali (from $264), Las Vegas (from $1816 return), Honolulu (from $379), Mexico City (from $2168 return) and even the Big Apple, New York City (from $1932 return).

A holiday over the next few months could be just what you need, because here in Australia, as the Game of Thrones character Jon Snow warned us, winter is coming!


Not able to head off on a jet plane in the next little while? How about getting a few things done around the house, then? If the autumn weather is kind where you are, there’s plenty of gardening to be done. If the weather’s not so kind, perhaps you have some indoor projects waiting to be done. 

Either way, Bunnings has some low prices running through until the end of April to help ensure your wallet, if not your back, doesn’t suffer too much pain.

For the classic outdoor autumn chore, Bunnings has plastic rakes on offer for just $4.98.

Once the leaves are raked, making sure everything in the garden is happy and healthy heading into the colder months is important. Seasol Complete Garden Health Treatment could go a long way towards achieving that happiness and health, and at $25.92 for 2.4 litres during April, it might help keep you happy, too.

If it’s raining outside, make your indoor DIY chores easier with a Ryobi Home Essentials kit. For just $169, you’ll get a ONE+ 18V drill with battery and charger, a 16oz claw hammer, an eight-metre tape measure, long-nose pliers, two screwdrivers, a snap-off knife, a 35-piece black oxide drill bit set, a 55-piece screwdriving bit set, and storage bag to keep it all together!


For many older Aussies, school holidays may mean little. But for those who might have the kids at home or will be looking after the grandkids, they mean finding ways to keep the little darlings happy, occupied – and maybe even quiet!

Kmart’s school holiday catalogue may have some specials that could help out in that department. Like a 10-piece wooden modular dollhouse bedroom at just $15.00. Or some sustainably sourced wooden toys for only $16. And then there’s some good old-fashioned Lego sets. Kmart has a range of these on special, including two Indiana Jones sets at well below the recommended retail price. 

Have you spotted any good current deals? Let us know via the comments section below.

Also read: What happens to savings when interest rates go down?

Disclaimer: Any advice here is general in nature. Always check with a financial professional before making any decisions. Full disclosure: YourLifeChoices is owned by and has a commercial relationship with Compare Club but does not receive any money for deals featured in this roundup and offers featured here are done so on editorial merit.

Andrew Gigacz
Andrew Gigacz
Andrew has developed knowledge of the retirement landscape, including retirement income and government entitlements, as well as issues affecting older Australians moving into or living in retirement. He's an accomplished writer with a passion for health and human stories.
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