How to get the best discounts when you shop

EVERYONE loves a good discount, but as Jessica-Anne Lyons discovers, it’s the savvy shopper that gets the sale. She shares her favourite places to get a really great deal. 

How to get the best discounts when you shop

There’s something really exciting about flicking through the sale rack and finding a hidden treasure. Or walking up to the register with a pair of full-price shoes and discovering they’re actually 50 per cent off. Or flashing your membership card and scoring that top for $10 off.

So to help you join in on the wallet-friendly fun, here are my top stores that offer amazing discounts almost all year round.

Cotton On 

Cotton On clothing discounts

Cotton On almost always has a sale on something, plus when they are store-wide sales, those markdowns also awesomely apply to Cotton On Kids, Cotton On Body, Typo and Rubi Shoes! If you sign up to their emails, you’ll also receive 30 per cent off your first online order (not including sale or promotional items). Cotton On usually has register deals in store too where you can purchase items like scarves, tote bags and towels for around $5 with any purchase.

The Iconic 

The Iconic discounts

It’s so easy to get discounts if you know where to look and they’re normally hiding in your inbox! If you sign up to The Iconic, you’ll receive a code to get $10 off your next order. They also offer free next day shipping on orders over $20 – bonus! 

Tobi discounts

Nothing gets a fashion lover in a twist than a half price sale, let alone 50 per cent off and worldwide shipping! Pick your jaw up off the floor because Tobi gives its customers exactly that. The 50 per cent off only applies to your first order, but for every five friends you get to join up with Tobi, you get another coupon code for 50 per cent off your next order! How’s that for win-win?


unidays discounts

If you’re a student, why not make the most of student discounts? UNiDAYS offers a range of discount coupon codes exclusive to students enrolled at university. All you need to do is sign up and verify your student and university details and you’ll get instant free access to discount codes for leading retailers like ASOS,, The Iconic, Topshop, Topman, Urban Outfitters and more!

And finally, here’s a savvy shopper tip: Always, always, sign up for the store’s e-newsletter. Spam emails aren’t spam when they’re alerting you to new stock and member-only markdowns!

Love a good sale and value for money? Check out our exclusive Meld Magazine discount voucher book with more than $1,000-worth of offers just for students!

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