2021's best shopping deals and sales in Australia

The T3 team scours the net for the most amazing bargains for your shopping pleasure

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The new year is go - and there are countless deals to be found online. But finding the best bargains is a time-consuming chore, so the T3 team is on the case, finding the sweetest deals and posting them right here.

We'll keep this page updated with new deals, as well as checking that the older deals are still available - so check back often!

Happy shopping!

Best 2021 Australian deals 

Smartphones

Realme X3 SuperZoom (8GB/128GB) Glacier Blue | AU$506 on Amazon (save AU$100)

Realme's X3 SuperZoom offers a powerhouse Snapdragon 855+ processor, along with a stunning 120Hz display, 60x zoom capability, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for only AU$506 – that's roughly a third of the price of a Samsung flagship, and we think this could possibly be the best value smartphone in this price range. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 | AU$1,389 (RRP AU$1,499, save AU$110)

You can save a big chunk of change on this large, productivity-focused phone - thanks to it still being sold at its older Black Friday price. Take notes, draw and even edit the photos you take by way of the brilliant stylus. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (128GB) | AU$845 (RRP AU$999, save AU$154)

The brand-new Galaxy S21 series is the latest from Samsung, but if you're after a much more affordable phone from the tech giant, take a look at the S20 Fan Edition (FE). It has a few of the S20’s winning features including a dazzling camera array, a smooth 120Hz screen refresh rate and a powerful processor, packaged at a cheaper price point. Score the discount on the 4G model in various colours.View Deal

Headphones & Audio

Jabra Elite Active 75t | From AU$201 (RRP AU$346; save up to AU$110)

The Jabra Elite Active 75t comes with active noise cancellation, which is a big in-demand feature usually seen in more expensive models. Audio quality is excellent, and it offers 24 hours of battery life  - even with with ANC on. Score them from Amazon now and save AU$69 on the copper/black or navy blue colours.View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live | from AU$189 (RRP AU$325, save AU$136)

The Galaxy Buds Live are the first from Samsung to offer noise cancellation. The sound quality is good, and they come with an extra dose of punchy bass, so for modern music they're extremely good. The noise cancelling capabilities aren't up there with the best, but at least you get something functional. The copper brown is cheapest at just AU$185.View Deal

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 | AU$429 (was AU$599, save AU$170)

Bose's Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is the premiere offering from the company that has so much experience in this category. They offer comfort, class, and competent cancelling along with the clear audio that Bose is known for. View Deal

Sony WH-1000XM4 | AU$385 on Catch (save AU$164)

It's not the best price we've seen the excellent WH-1000XM4s drop to but considering it's out of stock on Amazon, you may want to consider checking it out on Catch. It's currently the best price on our top pick for the best noise cancelling cans, available in the Silver Platinum flavour.View Deal

Sennheiser PXC 550-II | AU$317 on Amazon (save AU$232)

Sennheiser’s latest PXC-550 II cans are reduced by a solid 40%, and should be strongly considered by anyone looking at the traditional leaders in this space - Bose and Sony. They feature up to 30 hours of battery life, touch pad controls, smart pause when removing from your head, and the stellar sound that the brand is known for.View Deal

Beats Powerbeats 3 | AU$119 at Kogan (save AU$140)

If you're a fan of thumping bass-heavy sounds, Beats has you covered. While they’re unlike to please the audio purists, AU$129 for the Powerbeats 3 is an awesome price if you’re looking for some powerful tunes during your workout. Available from Kogan.View Deal

PCs, peripherals and accessories

Dell XPS 13 (7390) | i5 / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1,386 at Dell (save AU$513)

The Dell XPS 13 is rarely discounted by more than 15%, so this 30% saving is amazing to see. This configuration has a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU onboard, so performance is excellent. It’s slim, compact and overall a top-notch laptop. To get the full discount on this white model, enter the code LOVEKEANU at checkout.View Deal

Seagate 16TB Expansion Desktop USB drive (STEB16000402) | AU$426 (RRP AU$699, save AU$273

Add a humungous 16TB of storage to add to your Mac or PC (or even TV or gaming console) and all at a low price that's currently cheaper than anywhere in Australia. Typically selling for AU$650+ here, this Amazon UK import is 40% off. Note that it has a UK plug, so you'll need a travel adapter to use it with our Aussie power sockets.View Deal

Wearables

Fitbit Charge 4 (Black) | AU$195 (RRP AU$249.95, save AU$54.95)

The new Fitbit Charge 4 has seen some nice generational improvements. It now has GPS built-in, and support for Spotify and Fitbit Pay means you can now use it to pay for things and leave the wallet at home. To save yourself AU$63, head to Amazon and pick it up in Black.View Deal

Smart Home

Amazon Echo Show 5 | AU$99 on Amazon (save AU$30)

The Echo Show 5 is available for a small discount. It's small, fits into any space and its a great stepping stone to setting up a smart home, bringing all of Alexa’s smarts to a screen, or supplementing you already in-place smart home gear. Available in both Charcoal and Sandstone for the same AU$99 price.View Deal

Nvidia Shield TV Pro | AU$329 on Kogan (save AU$70)

The Nvidia Shield TV Pro is a premium Android-powered 4K HDR streaming player that puts all your favourite streaming services and apps at your fingertips, and is intended to replace your TVs interface with a far superior one. The single best thing about the Shield Pro is its ability to upscale almost any content, usually with much better results even the top smart TVs can manage. Plus, it has support for both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos audio. It’s an easy device to recommend. Available from Kogan for AU$329 plus shipping.View Deal

Bose Home Speaker 300 | AU$330 (RRP AU$399, save AU$69.95)

Bose's small smart speaker combines the outstanding audio quality we expect from Bose, with Google Assistant and Alexa to make an ideal home speaker. With a AU$399 asking price, it's one of the more expensive smart speakers on the market, but it's now at the one of the lowest price we've seen. Get it in either black or white for AU$299 a pop, or 25% off.View Deal

Video games

BEST GAMES OF 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla (PS4, PS5, Xbox One/S/X) | AU$69 (RRP AU$99.95, save AU$30.95)

The latest Assassin's Creed title was released only in October, but it's already available at a steep discount from Amazon, saving you $30 off the RRP. This Viking epic sees you traverse Norway and England in the 9th century, and has scored widespread critical acclaim as one of the best games of 2020. This price is available on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Xbox One/S/X versions.View Deal

Watch Dogs: Legion (PS4, PS5, Xbox One/S/X) | from AU$49 (RRP AU$99.95, save up to AU$50.95)

This third entry Ubisoft's Watch Dogs open-world action series only came out a couple of months ago. If chipping your way through London sounds like something you would love, there's a discount available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Xbox One/S/X editions.View Deal

Borderlands 3 for PS4 | AU$14 (RRP AU$49.95, save AU$35.95)

It's not quite as low as the AU$14 sale price available last month, but this is still a good bargain on Gearbox's shooter-looter threequel. You can expect 100-plus hours of first-person shooting action with Borderlands 3. And if you were lucky enough to score Sony's newest console (or with plans to try and secure one), it also includes a free upgrade to the PS5 version.View Deal

Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS5 | AU$75 (RRP AU$94.95, save AU$19.95)

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a next-gen exclusive for the PS5, and it showcases the best of what Sony’s new rig can do. The price is a little higher than we’d like, but this small discount is better than you’ll find at most other retailers.View Deal

Immortals: Fenyx Rising (PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One/S/X) | AU$58 (RRP AU$99.95, save AU$41.95)

Ubisoft's other big open-world title for 2020 is an Ancient Greece action romp that pits you against mythological beasts like cyclopes, hydras and gorgons... and it's available at an even bigger discount than Valhalla, with over 41% off the RRP. Grab it on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch or Xbox One/S/X for just AU$59.View Deal

Watch Dogs: Legion (PS4, PS5, Xbox One/S/X) | AU$49 (RRP $99.95, save AU$50.95)

Like Valhalla and Immortals above, this third entry Ubisoft's Watch Dogs open-world action/hacking series only came out a couple of months back, but it's already available for just over half price. If you haven't picked it up yet, or need a stocking stuffer for a gamer in your life, this is another great deal. Available on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Xbox One/S/X editions.View Deal

Gaming hardware

Nintendo Switch Lite (Grey) | AU$298 on Amazon (RRP AU$329.95, save AU$31.95)

Score a nice AU$40 discount on the Nintendo Switch Lite - which covers all the colour options, so you'll pay AU$289 all up. View Deal

PS4 DualShock 4 controller | AU$78 (RRP AU$69.95, save AU$11.95)

Grab a nice discount on DualShock 4 controllers. There's a few colours available for this classic controller, available in red, green camo or blue.View Deal

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers | AU$99 on Amazon (RRP AU$119.95, save AU$20.95)

This deal sees the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons down to AU$99, up slightly from the AU$89 Lightning Deal we saw earlier. If you missed out, a AU$20 discount is available on the Neon Red/Neon Blue, Neon Blue/Neon Yellow, Neon Green/Neon Pink and Neon Purple/Neon Orange controllers.View Deal

Cameras & accessories

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III | AU$825 on Amazon (save AU$174)

This Canon point-and-shoot not only offers a 4.2x optical zoom to get you closer to the action, but will also record at a blistering 30fps video. It's a great vlogging camera for those always on the go, and is  a terrific little camera for taking with you everywhere.View Deal

Canon EOS RP (body only)  | AU$1,518 on Amazon (save AU$322)

It may not seem like a big discount, but that's just under 20% off the RRP of AU$1,899. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with saving a little extra cash on an already affordable camera, so head to click on the green button to head to Amazon if you're keen on a camera for the new year. You'll get a 26.6MP sensor, a powerful imaging engine, great autofocus and, more importantly, topnotch image quality.View Deal

Compare and save on Home Loans, Credit Cards, Personal Loans at Mozo

Mozo, Australia’s money saving zone, is all about getting you a better deal. Compare over 1,800 products from over 200 banking, insurance and energy providers and find top money deals available now.

You could save thousands by switching. Home loan interest rates are at record lows, with some lenders now offering home loans starting with a ‘1’. By switching from an average big bank variable rate to one of the best in the market, you could save up to $4,000 a year^! 

Your mortgage isn’t the only place where you could save big. Mozo can help you to find top deals across banking and insurance:

^disclaimer: Based on an owner occupier $400,000 variable home loan with an LVR of 80% over 30 years. Average big bank variable rate of 3.57% versus 1.99% (Reduce Super Saver Special).Correct as at 15/02/2021.