7 Bargains Only Locals Know

Whoever says penny-pinching is all doom and gloom has obviously never discovered the plethora of bargains just waiting to be snapped up at Sunshine Plaza on the daily.

Saving your dosh for that next dream holiday, outfit or reno, can be fun AND tasty, thanks to this hit list of mighty but cheap deals across entertainment and some of our favourite restaurants.

So, put the credit card away, gather your cheapskate mates and do yourself and your bank balance a solid. Ready, set, go!

Graze On Cheese & Wine For Less

Name a better pair than cheese and wine—go on, we’ll wait. Impossible, right?! And the crew at Wine & Nine know it, which is why they’ve created an irresistible offer for your next day date. Pull up a stool at the bar overlooking Cornmeal Promenade and order their more-ish cheese board and a glass of crisp white wine for $24.90. Shovelling in slices of toasted sourdough topped with gooey camembert and goat’s cheese, while catching up with your BFF, is bargain-hunter luxury at its finest.

Load Up On All-You-Can-Eat Italian

Two words: unlimited pizza. Oh, and pasta. And garlic bread. And salad. It’s all for the taking at Fratelli Fresh’s all-you-can-eat extravaganza. Go with an empty stomach and bite your way into a delicious food coma, one cheesy slice or bowl of creamy penne carbonara at a time. At just $14.95 for lunch and $19.95 for dinner, you can fill up the whole family without burning a hole in your pocket.

Take In A Flick With ½ Price Movies

Movie buffs, if you don’t already know about this epic, pocket-friendly deal…then shame on you! Sign up to Birch, Carroll and Coyle’s rewards program, CINEBUZZ, for free and you’ll gain access to ½ price movie tickets all-day Tuesdays at Sunshine Plaza. You’re basically making money! Now, like all good film connoisseurs, go rearrange your plans to keep Tuesdays free.

Scoop Up Cheap Vietnamese Eats

If you’re scraping the barrel between now and payday, head over to Nguyen Brothers and snap up their $11 weekly bargain deal. Home to some of the best Vietnamese eats on the Sunshine Coast, the wallet-friendly dish changes every week, giving you a tasty reason to return on the regular. From fragrant chicken pho and spring rolls vermicelli salad to chunky beef noodle soup and a perfectly crisp but soft banh mi, if authentic Asian nosh is your kryptonite, then look no further.

Dig Into Half-Price Fajitas

Dying for a big ol’ plate of taste-tingling Tex-Mex? Then you don’t want to miss out on El Camino’s half-price fajitas. Skip that Thursday night dance class, put on your stretchy pants and grab a seat at this character-packed restaurant along The Riverwalk. Don’t expect a night of romance here; this is all about fun, big flavours and how well you can build a fajita—no pressure. Take your pick from chargrilled sizzling steak, succulent spiced chicken, juicy pork, fall-apart BBQ brisket and, for the vegetarians, confit mushrooms. Then, load them up with all of the sides, including an obligatory, over-sized dollop of sour cream.

Feed The Family For Just $49 

Pile the whole brood in the car, set the GPS to The Bavarian aka the Kingdom of Golden Schnittys and German Beer, and buckle up for one of the most affordable family feasts on the Sunshine Coast. For less than $50, you can snap up a share-style Feed The Family bonanza ($49) and devour freshly-baked pretzels, chicken schnitzels, fries, salad, belly-warming apple strudel and ice cream. The catch? It is designed for two adults and two kids under 12, so don’t bother trying to pass off your teen as a tween—they’ll know.

Quench Your Thirst With A Free Drink

Sign up for free to become a Relish member and, if you’re a student, you’ll get to take advantage of this thirst-quenching, dollar-saving deal at Grill’d. Rock up and demolish a burger or salad on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday and students score a free drink to go with it. Yep, you can thank Grill’d for practically “giving” you the cash for that post-burg ice-cream.

Ticked off our cheap finds bucket list? We’ve got you! Discover even more bargains when you buy a Supersaver Fun Pass. Starting from $37 for adults and $35 for kids, this is the golden ticket to savings across a curated selection of Sunshine Plaza’s dining and entertainment retailers. Find out more, here