Get ready for ‘Dry July’ with these specials

We’re in the last few days of June, which means a couple of things. Notably, the end of end of financial year (EOFY) sales. (Can an end have an end? It seems so!) It’s a perfect time to seek out big bargains before the tax year comes to a close. 

For some, it also means the last few days before a month without alcohol. These are the Aussies who participate in Dry July, an excellent campaign that raises funds for those affected by cancer. As the name suggests, it involves abstaining from alcohol for the month, and seeking sponsors for doing so. All funds go to a most worthy charity, the Dry July Foundation.

If you are considering taking part, it leaves you with a few days left to enjoy a glass or two of your favourite tipple. We’re not suggesting you go overboard. Drinking responsibly is another important aspect of health. But for those looking for a round of ‘last drinks’ before a month of abstinence, we’ve found some great specials.

BWS before Dry July

BWS has all three categories – beer, wine and spirits – covered in their current catalogue. For the beer lovers there’s a case (aka a slab) of Cooper’s Australian Lager on sale for just $55. That’s $13 off the regular price. Also, a case of one of my favourites, Asahi Super Dry, has been reduced from $62 to $56.

If wine is more your style, then consider the Lobster Reef sauvignon blanc. Two bottles of this New Zealand wine will cost just $26, saving you $14. Or if you’re after a winter red, try the Cow Bombie, a cabernet merlot from Western Australia, down from $18 to $11 per bottle.

For lovers of spirits, BWS has a couple of great deals on whisky. Or is it whiskey? Well, it depends on which special takes your fancy. (For the record, both spellings are acceptable.) A bottle of The Glenlivet, a 12-year-old single malt Scotch whisky is on special at $75, down from $90. Alternatively, you might like to try the Sheep Dog peanut butter whiskey, reduced from $69 to $55.

You can find all of these BWS specials and more here

There’s no other EOFY sale like David Jones’

If you’re looking for some EOFY deals on fashion, David Jones might be your best port of call. Their EOFY sale includes selected fashion, shoes, accessories and homewares at up to 50 per cent off.

Items include:

  • the women’s Trenery Cotton Modal Twist Front Top, down from $39.95 to $29.95
  • Ralph Lauren Custom Slim Fit Triple-Pony men’s polo shirts, reduced to $129 from $189
  • the Huxkid Unicorn short pyjama set for kids. Originally retailing at $49.95, it’s now just $29
  • for the kitchen, consider the Stanley Rogers Bolero 300-piece cutlery set, reduced from $219.00 to a bargain price of $85.00.

These are just a few of the many bargains featured in the David Jones EOFY sale. Check out the full range (including tech and electrical items at up to 25 per cent off) here.

Coles weekly catalogue

A lot of the items above fit into the ‘nice to have’ category. However, there’s cost-of-living relief to be had on essential grocery items, too. In this week’s Coles catalogue (valid until next Tuesday 2 July), a range of those are on special. 

What better way to ward off the winter blues than with a good old-fashioned winter roast. You can do just that with a whole or half Australian lamb leg roast for just $9 per kilo. That’s 25 per cent off the regular price. 

A range of healthy options are available at half price this week at Coles. These include John West tuna tempters (down from $2.70 to $1.35) and Campbell’s Country Ladle soups at just $2.25. 

If your washing brand is Omo, you can get the 2L liquid or 2kg powder box at $14 – half price!

And finally, if we’ve inspired you to give Dry July a try, Coles has a couple of specials to help you through. Edenvale zero alcohol wines are down from $10.50 to $8.00. Or, you can get a pair of Carlton Zero four packs of no alcohol beer for $13.60, saving you $2.40.

The full Coles weekly specials catalogue is available here.

Have you spotted a good deal? Or found a great special worth sharing? Let us know via the comments section below.

Also read: July cash boost – how much will you get?

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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