How much did Aussies spend this Mother’s Day? And how to save on your next big expense

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With the cost of living crisis forcing Aussies to tighten their budgets, it’s interesting to look at how this affected the amount that people spent on Mother’s Day.

According to Australian marketing and media company, Mumbrella, consumers were set to spend an average of $92 each this Mother’s Day. This is up from $80 last year.

Australian Retailers Association chief executive, Paul Zahra explains that “While people may be reluctant to spoil themselves due to the high costs of living, they’re still enthusiastic to splash out on loved ones.”

Tips for shopping for your next big purchase

Whatever your next big shopping event is, whether it’s a friend or family member’s birthday or splashing out on a new winter wardrobe, there are things you can do to save money.

Here are our top tips

  • Budget ahead of time - stick to your budget. If you need help making a budget for your general finances, check out our budget calculator.
    Plan ahead and buy during sales. The Click Frenzy Mayhem sale is currently running and the EOFY sales will be starting in less than a month. Take this opportunity to shop while many items are discounted. 
  • If you know what you want to buy, do some research to see if you can find the same item somewhere else for cheaper.

Happy shopping (and saving!)

If you’re shopping for new winter clothes, find out where you can save in our Winter Clothing Sales Guide. 

For more online shopping tips and information about upcoming sales, be sure to check out our Online Shopping Hub.