Time to rug up with these specials

We’re smack bang in the middle of winter and for many Aussies, the cold is still biting. Not in Brisbane, granted, where the seven-day forecast is for fine weather and the temperature in the 20s on all days but one.

Definitely Melbourne, though, which has just experienced its coldest start to July 2024. The answer, then, is to rug up and we’ve found some items on sale that will help you do so.


If there’s anyone who should know something about keeping warm it’s New Zealanders. And Macpac, founded and based in Christchurch, knows how to produce quality garments that do just that.

Even better, a range of Macpac’s winter warmers have been drastically reduced as part of its Winter Peak sale. Take the Macpac Halo Hooded Down Jacket. Available in a range of colours and sizes for men and women, these jackets have been knocked down from $299.99 to just $150. That’s only a cent away from being below half price!

The down jacket is only the start, though. There’s also the women’s Uber Light Down Jacket, and geothermal pants for men, women and even kids. They’ve all been marked down from their regular prices, as have many other Macpac classics. Check out the full range of Winter Peak sale items here.

Rug up with rugs through OzSale

There’s no need to rug up in Queensland right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a new rug. OzSale has a list of rugs on special through various retailers. There’s a Ted Baker Kinmo green rug marked down by more than 50 per cent from $2950 to $1444, or a beautiful spiral braid shaped rug made from hand-woven cotton and jute. It’s 40 per cent off at just $179, available via Rug Culture.

For something that really stands out, consider the Harlequin Trattino Berry rug. You can make a real lounge room statement with this one for just $1459. That’s 51 per cent off the recommended price. 


Even Aldi’s getting in on the rug craze. Among the other items featured in the newest catalogue is a range of handcrafted rugs made with natural, textured and recycled fibres. Measuring 1.6m x 2.3m, these are a great size, and there’s a good selection of designs, too. And they each cost just $99.99.

Of course at Aldi, it’s never just about one category of item. Some of the more practical winter items available now include the retractable clothesline. With 32 metres of drying space, it comes in at just $59.99.

Or for your indoor drying needs, there’s the premium extra large drying rack ($19.99) or the tripod clothes dryer, also $19.99.

Aldi also has a great selection of winter groceries for you. There’s Australian-grown beans at just $2.99 for 500g and a 3kg bag of Australian navel oranges for just $4.99. That’ll help you keep up your winter vitamin C intake. 

Check out the full Aldi catalogue for this week here.

Until next week, stay warm!

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
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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.


  1. Andrew is a good writer, however Brisbane is not “Queensland”, only a very small part of it. Some parts of Qld are as cold as Victoria with plenty of minus degrees in the morning but usually warming up to quite reasonable days … not always though.
    Yes, we rug up in Qld and sit close to the wood fire or use the air-con to heat!

    Media so often generalises so that for example Brisbane is read as Queensland, Sydney is the “only” city in NSW and Melbourne City is Victoria. Some people don’t live in capital cities as there are lots of other great cities in those states with all facilities.

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