Shoppers are getting their Christmas lists ready early for Big W’s highly anticipated annual Big Whopping Toy Sale.
The huge promotion, once called the Toy Mania Sale, draws huge crowds across Australia each year with thousands of Christmas and birthday gifts and scores of up to 50 per cent on toys and children’s favourites.
Sales start online at 7am on Tuesday, June 13 and in Big W stores from Thursday, June 15, including top deals on hundreds of toys from beloved brands, including Transformers, Bluey, Barbie and LEGO.
The Big Whopping Toy Sale runs for a month until July 12, and parents can get a sneak peek at the bargains on offer in the sales catalog that drops Monday at Big W and Woolworths stores.
One of the deals includes a Magic Mixies Crystal Ball for just $50 instead of $130, as well as a Nerf Fortnite B-AR Blaster for $37 instead of $75.
Shoppers can start stocking up on cheap Christmas presents during Big W’s much-anticipated Big Whopping Toy Sale starting Tuesday, June 13
Barbie outdoor playsets will be on Big W shelves for more than half price at $30 and shoppers can save $35 on Transformers Rise of the Beasts Smash Changers for just $34 each
Kids who love cars will love unboxing Hot Wheels’ 1:24 Monster Trucks for just $9 each.
Barbie outdoor playsets will hit Big W shelves for more than half price at $30, and shoppers can save $35 on Transformers Rise of the Beasts Smash Changers action figures for just $34 each.
The popular LOL Surprise Original Tot dolls are reduced to half price at $10 each.
For the little ones, there’s the Fisher-Price DJ Bouncin’ Beats for $44 and Bluey’s Brisbane Bus Adventure Playset for $19.
Shoppers can also purchase the Jurassic World Sound Slashin Slasher Dinosaur and the Monopoly Builder board game at a discount.
One of the deals includes a Magic Mixies Crystal Ball for just $50 from $130, as well as a Nerf Fortnite B-AR Blaster for $37 from $75
For the little ones, there’s the Fisher-Price DJ Bouncin’ Beats for $44 and Bluey’s Brisbane Bus Adventure Playset for $19
Moms online are sharing their excitement ahead of the promo and many are sharing their toy sales budget tips.
Set a budget and stick to it! Only choose the few items that you know your child will really enjoy… This is the way we generally try to do it, otherwise it’s easy to get sucked into buying in bulk,” said one smart shopper.
“I’ve been doing the Layby toy sale for the last two years, it definitely helped me a lot financially at the end of the year to pay it off in six months,” said a second.
“I also like being super organized and not having to rush through the stores in December. I can’t stand the crowds.”
Kids who love cars will love unboxing Hot Wheels’ 1:24 Monster Trucks for just $9 each on Christmas morning
The popular LOL Surprise collectible Original Tot dolls are reduced to half price at $10 each
Shoppers can also purchase the Jurassic World Sound Slashin Slasher Dinosaur (right) and the Monopoly Builder board game (left) at a discount
“I wait in June sales and pay it off until the first week of December. To be fair, the kids change their mind about half the stuff, so I just swap it out when they’re done. At least this way the money has already been paid and the items can just be traded and they don’t have to find more money around Christmas,” a third explained.
To help families manage their budget, BIG W has payment solutions including Afterpay and Zip Pay, as well as Layby which will be offered for Christmas shopping.
Customers will also have the option to stock up on Everyday Rewards points and earn 10x more on brands like Transformers, Wahu, X Shot, CAT, LEGO Ninjago, Nerf and more, as well as 2,000 points on participating products.
The sale has sparked a huge toy rush in recent years, with parents desperate to cut the cost of Christmas without having to give their kids fewer gifts
The sale has created a huge toy rush in recent years, with parents desperate to cut the cost of Christmas without having to give their children fewer gifts.
Previously, parents have been seen pushing overcrowded carts down the aisles after loading up the year’s hottest toy.
One mother said she waited outside her shop from 3am on Thursday so she could be first in line to stock up on toys for her three children for Christmas.
“This is all for my stepchildren and my daughter’s Christmas. I’ve been here since 3am. I was the first in the square, but not in the store,” she said after the start of last year’s sale.
“It’s just a postponement until December, it makes everything so much more convenient to pay it off.” Imagine buying this all at once for Christmas.”
Another customer revealed that she “studies the catalog every year” so she knows exactly what she’s getting her kids for Christmas and the best time to arrive.
“I did it last year, so I know the routine,” she explained.
A father of two said he prefers to buy Christmas presents for his daughters – aged two and seven – at this time of year because he has the option to “pay it off as we go.”
“We look forward to the toy sales every year. Every year my wife gets up early when it’s on and goes straight there, usually dragging me along,” he said.
A grandmother who lives across the street from Big W revealed how she knows exactly what’s on her three grandchildren’s Christmas wish lists each year.
“I give them each a catalog and they just circle what they like and I just come in and try to find most of it. I definitely save a lot of money,” she said.