Knowing when a Spotlight Sale is expected to drop is the best way to save cash on your craft, linen and party supplies. This guide tells you when the large-scale sitewide sale events fall at Spotlight, and when best to find specific items like curtains, blinds and yarn on sale.
Spotlight Sale Dates 2019:
- Spotlight Back-To-School Sale - January
- Spotlight Frenzy Sale - May & November
- Spotlight Mother's Day Sale - May
- Spotlight Stocktake "Spot-Take" Sale - June
- Spotlight Black Friday Sale - November
- Spotlight Boxing Day Sale - December
Spotlight Back-to-School Sale
Upcoming Sale: January, 2019
Spotlight stocks loads of school-related products, like lunchboxes, drink bottles and stationery - and while this sale event includes plenty of bargains for school gear, it's also a great excuse to snap up loads of school holiday boredom busters like pool toys, dress-ups and activity sets.
The January 2018 Back-to-School Sale included discounted stationery, 25% off Paw Patrol inflatable toys, 30% off cake decorating products, and 50% off kinetic sand.
Spotlight Frenzy Sale
- Upcoming Sale: May, 2019
Frenzy Sales have become a big deal in Australia, and they run twice a year for participating retailers: in May and November. These sales are online only, and usually start at 7 p.m. and continue for 24 hours.
In May 2018, Spotlight's Frenzy Sale included up to 90% off bed linen, cushions and towels in one MASSIVE sale event. The Elna EL2000 Sewing Machine was reduced from $249 to just $99, and there were also huge discounts on curtains and blinds - up to 85%!
Spotlight Mother's Day Sale
- Upcoming Sale: April/May, 2019
Spotlight is a fabulous place to grab Mother's Day gifts, especially if the mums in your life are crafty, and partial to fabulous homewares.
The 2018 Mother's Day Gift Sale at Spotlight was for VIP Club members only (which is free to join), and ran from 18th April until 6th May. Deals included up to 40% off fabric, 30% off Wilton Cake Decorating Tools, up to 30% off craft supplies and plenty more goodies to make Mum smile.
Spotlight Stocktake Sale
- Upcoming Sale: June, 2019
Known as the "Spot-Take" Sale, this is one event no crafter or sewer should ever miss, because, like the boxing Day Sale, it's the perfect opportunity to grab old stock at bargain prices.
In 2018, this sale ran from from early June for three weeks, and included 40% off Tontine, 50% off a popular Singer Overlocker, up to 50% off quilt cover sets and winter blankets - even 60% off towels!
Spotlight Black Friday Sale
- Upcoming Sale: 29th November, 2019
In 2018, the Spotlight Black Friday Sale included up to 80% off thousands of items! The sale ran across Cyber Weekend, and included masses of popular online deals.
Along with the January clearance, Black Friday is one of the most popular events at Spotlight, and it's a great opportunity to score BIG on items like manchester and blinds.
Spotlight Boxing Day Sale
- Upcoming Sale: December, 2019
Spotlight's Boxing Day Sale kicked off on Christmas Day in 2018, with discounts of up to 70% off! Hot deals included Singer Sewing Machines (select models) for $95 (were $299), and 40% off fabric and 50% off roller blinds.
Spotlight's Boxing Day Sale is usually always replaced with the "New Year Clear Out Sale" in January - and the deals kept on rollin'! This is undoubtedly one of the best times of the year to score big savings at Spotlight.
Spotlight Product Sales
While Spotlight has some huge main-event sales as mentioned above, it also has numerous flash sale and catalogue sales throughout the year, and they are great opportunities to save big on popular products like curtains and yarn.
The best way to keep in the loop on all sales at Spotlight is to join the VIP program and read the regular email updates.
Spotlight Blinds Sale:
Curtain and blind sales are extremely popular at Spotlight, especially when you can save up to 50% off the price of them several times each year!
The best times to snap up cheap curtains and blinds is at Frenzy Sales and Boxing Day Sales, where 50% discounts are common; and also in February, when in the past we've seen 40% off Roller Blinds.
Spotlight Yarn Sale:
Yarn is a must for crafters of all kinds, and Spotlight has loads of the stuff! Yarn is something that is on sale often at this retailer, in fact most catalogue sales include yarn offers such as four items for $14 on acrylic yarn, and blanket yarns down to $12.
The Spotlight catalogue is your best reference for everything on sale during any particular period, and it usually comes out Wednesdays, running from ten days up to a few weeks. Click for the current catalogue.
Spotlight VIP Club
Spotlight's VIP Club is FREE to join, and gives members access to entire catalogues filled with member-only discounts throughout the year. On top of fabulous savings on popular products, you get a further 10% off paper patterns, invitations to exclusive store events, and a 10% discount on your birthday. More here.
Spotlight accepts change-of-mind returns on most products (including pillows and bedding) provided that you have proof of purchase, the item is in its original condition, and you make the return within 28 days of purchase.
Cut fabric, clearance items and sewing machines are among those items not able to be returned unless faulty.